Coffee grounds and water systems
September 11, 2007 5:50 PM Subscribe
A coffee related, although mildly different, question that doesn't involve waste disposal units like the ones in the search seem to...
posted by Brockles to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have been washing my coffee grounds down the sink. They are, in my mind, biodegradable and pretty small after they have gone through the filter thing in the sink. They aren't, I'd say, going to clog anything.
Now I know there are many many opinions about the 'not washing it down the sink/disposal unit' and all that, but they seem to revolve around 'the rubbish (I believe some call it 'trash' or 'garbage', bless their colonial hearts) is a better place for it'.
But no hint of as to why. Well? What will it damage at the water treatment plant? What affect will it have except for, perhaps, giving the place a mildly pleasant hint of an odour of good coffee? (and god knows, those places need something...
So. What will it damage? What harm can it do? Is there a good reason not to put it in the rubbish or the sink? I'm not looking for personal opinion, as much as scientific fact and demonstration of 'bad things' (tm) one way or the other.