Here's how to reduce, reuse and recycle your food waste into plant fertiliser

Here's how to reduce, reuse and recycle your food waste into plant fertiliser

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I've always been conscious of my fashion impact but since having a baby, I've become even more conscious about the waste we generate in every area of our home.

It might be the visual of multiple disposable nappies (albeit eco ones) piled up in the nappy bin at the end of the day, or it might just be a broadening of my sustainability sights. Whatever it is, I've become acutely aware of every little thing that now goes to waste in our home.

In my efforts to start consuming more consciously in the kitchen, I've been experimenting with ways to get more from our food scraps before they're composted, and this little hack works a treat!

Here's how to reduce, reuse and recycle banana peels into plant fertiliser...

1. Eat your banana. Delicious.

2. Pop the peel in a glass jar.

3. Cover with clean water and seal.

4. Let it soak for 24 hours. The water will turn brown but don’t worry, it’s part of the process!

5. Discard the banana peel (or for extra brownie points, compost it!) then use the water to feed your indoor plants.

Banana peels are naturally rich in minerals like potassium, phosphorus and calcium, which plants love.

Potassium helps plants develop immunity to environmental stress, it helps keep annoying little pests at bay, it reduces bacterial infections, and it helps prevent root rot too.

Hot tip. Don’t soak your peels for longer than 24 hours. They’ll start to rot and grow harmful bacteria which can be damaging to your plants. You want fresh, 24-hour banana peel water.

We eat organically at home so our banana water is organic, but you can use non-organic bananas too. Give it a go and leave your feedback on my Instagram post here.

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Every little action counts! 

The Fashion Advocate x

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Thank you for posting this blog and I hope keep posting it.

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