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Ford to turn McDonald’s waste coffee powder into car parts

Ford announced on Dec. 4 that McDonald’s coffee beans will be used as a waste product to create new car parts as part of McDonald’s business partners.

The new car parts will be made of bio-plastics based on coffee grounds, which saves more time than plastic parts. These components are lighter and will benefit each car in less time.

Ford is 20% lighter. Coffee grounds will be used instead of plastic for other components, including new light bulbs, which save up to 25 percent of the time. When the coffee beans are heated, the flesh that comes out of the coffee beans is called ground coffee. This lightweight coffee grounds are mostly used for animal bedding and bedding. But in recent years it has become an ingredient in bioplastics.