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The recycling of banana peels

Barbara had a brief sustainability tip for members regarding the recycling of banana peels.  She quoted her report from the June 2015 issue of “House & Home” magazine.

  • Plant perk up: Rub the inside of a banana peel on potted house plants to buff away dust on leaves and add shine. Additionally, the potassium on the peel provides nutrients to the plant.
  • Buff scuffs: The peel’s potassium absorbs into leather, making it a natural for getting scuff marks off your shoes. Lightly rub the marks then wipe with a clean cloth.
  • Anti-ant: Protect your garden against ants and aphids by cutting up a few peels and burying them near the base of your plants.