Human beings consume billions of bananas each year, making this peculiar yellow fruit one of the most popular foods in the world. Full of vitamins and minerals including potassium – a nutrient which is well known for its ability to aid with muscle recovery after strenuous physical activity – it’s easy to see why we like them so much. However, those billions of bananas we eat result in billions of banana peels which are typically thrown away, leading to several million pounds of waste added to world’s landfills each year. If you’re thinking, “Wow! That’s a lot of trash,” you’re right. But it doesn’t have to be.
Read on to discover how you can reduce the amount of waste you produce by transforming all of those discarded banana peels into something interesting and useful.