Power up your morning routine with BANANA POWER!
Bananas definitely make a good case for being a super fruit. They are a brilliant source of energy, help to boost brain power, taste amazing with ice-cream and even come packaged in their own protective superhero suit.
We are now discovering an even more unusual use for our favourite curvy yellow friend. It’s not just people they help energise; when recycled, banana peels (as well as other food waste), can also be turned into electricity to power your morning routine, and all sorts of wonderful things. No wonder more and more people in Swansea are recycling their food waste to create power.
1. It's shower time!
Time to wake up with your morning shower powered by last month’s banana peels. 50 recycled banana peels could power your 5 minute freshen up in the morning and get rid of that night before feeling ready for the day.
2. Styled by recycled bananas
Recycling 30 banana peels can create enough energy to power a hairdryer for 10 minutes, more than enough time to get you ready for the day.
3. Pop the kettle on with a clean conscience
Need some caffeine to get through the morning? Recycling just eight banana peels creates enough energy to boil the kettle for your morning brew.
4. Your local school
When we all combine our food recycling efforts the possibilities are huge. If everyone in Swansea recycled just one banana peel at would create enough energy to power a typical school for almost 3 days.
What else can I recycle?
Banana peels are food waste items that can’t be eaten, but can be recycled. Other ‘unavoidable’ food waste items that can be recycled and turned into renewable energy for Swansea include:
- Chicken or meat bones
- Tea bags and coffee grounds
- All fruit and vegetable peelings
- Egg shells
- Plate scrapings and out of date food
To discover how food waste is turned into electricity, and to find out how you can start recycling your food waste, head to our food waste page.
Your local service
All councils in Wales provide a convenient weekly food recycling service. All you’ll need is a kitchen caddy, a food recycling bin and a roll of liners to get started.
Select your council area on the map to order your bins and find out more about your local service.