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Coffee Grounds: Do You Put Them In the Garbage or Garden?

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What do you do with your leftover coffee grounds? Unless you've got a compost bin going, you probably toss them in the trash. If you consider the amount of coffee consumed every day around the world, that's a lot of compost going into landfills. Shane Genzuik thinks that those grounds could be put to good use, so he started Ground to Ground — an initiative that makes grounds from coffee shops available to the public for use in their gardens and compost heaps. Coffee is also packed with nitrogen – a great fertilizer.

What do you do with your coffee grounds?

via Mother Nature Network