What’s Wrong with Your Banana? Nothing! – Less Trash Tuesday

“Bananas are by far one of my favorite fruits to eat, especially when some peanut butter is thrown in the mix, but I’m going to be honest, they lose their luster once that gold sheen turns spotted brown.  Thankfully, my girlfriend is creative in the kitchen and also likes to reduce waste as much as I do, so when bananas begin their downward spiral away from their lively yellow splendor….

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What if people REALLY are SO lazy that they cannot be “inconvenienced” to do something to help THEIR environment? What if people think it’s truly THAT difficult to institute small changes in their daily behaviors in order to make a big difference? This is what inspired us to start writing “Tips for How To Create Less Trash Tuesday.”

Each Tuesday, someone from the World Is Your Dumpster movement will share a new, simple tip that they implement in their daily lives in order to create less waste.

“Bananas are by far one of my favorite fruits to eat, especially when some peanut butter is thrown in the mix, but I’m going to be honest, they lose their luster once that gold sheen turns spotted brown.  Thankfully, my girlfriend is creative in the kitchen and also likes to reduce waste as much as I do, so when bananas begin their downward spiral away from their lively yellow splendor, we finds ways to re-purpose them and still hold onto their nutritional content.

Personally, I’ll add them to the blender in the morning to sweeten our protein infused shakes.  The irony thing is, they more squishy they are, the easier they are to get into the blender (it’s like squeezing out a toothpaste tube)!  My better half likes to bake, so she uses them for banana bread and banana muffins, which are perfect accompaniments for our snowboarding and rock climbing trips (very portable and tasty after a long day on the mountain).  Also remember that the leftover banana peels are 100% compostable!

Speaking of bread, this week’s tip can also be applied to bread, where you can use your stale bread to make bread pudding or crumble it up and feed the birds outside (this tip goes out to my gram, who was doing this before I knew what bread even was).  In Manhattan, we’ve also found that the squirrels like it too”

Remember, a small action can have a BIG impact.

Do you have a great idea of how to reduce, reuse, recycle and create less trash? Submit it to The World Is Your Dumpster and help us create a less wasteful world.

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