Singapore, 22 April 2022 – Discover Tanjong Pagar, a business-led body formed through URA’s pilot Business Improvement District (BID) Programme, launched its first Bean to Green Initiative on Earth’s Day 2022, which is the use of recycled coffee grounds collected from coffee merchants – 6oz Espresso Bar, Jewel Coffee and The Marmalade Pantry to fertilise the trees planted in Tanjong Pagar.
The coffee grounds collected from the coffee merchants were processed as compost at Stakeholder – Downtown Gallery’s premises. Discover Tanjong Pagar celebrated Earth’s Day and invited the parents, students & teachers from Mulberry learnings to use the compost as fertilisers for the 40 trees at DTP Community Green and Duxton Plain Park, which were planted by Stakeholders, URA & partners. It was also a day out for Mulberry Learnings with activities such as story telling and a nature walk. The Mulberrians also brought their own reuseable bottle to water the trees and took time to clean the park after their activities.
Approximately 10 litres of coffee grounds collected from coffee merchants were processed at Downtown Gallery rooftop garden and used as fertilizers. 6oz espresso bar & Jewel coffee also offered discount for dine in / Bring Your Own cup redemption during the same week.