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I thought retailers were supposed to be making efforts to reduce packaging:

 

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Bananas come complete with their own packaging anyway :roll::roll:

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A bit tenuous Sid. If you are going to dispose of the peel properly anyway, why would you need to put it in a plastic bag? :wink::wink:

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The best way to dispose of banana peel is to throw it in the garden under your rose bushes.....just a little tip I picked up from Gardener's World, I've been doing it for years now and can verify it works a dream!... due to all the different minerals in the banana I believe.

 

Back to the thread......excess packaging...something that really irritates me! Perhaps the suppliers should be forced to pay a waste disposal charge?

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Bananas have a high quantity of potassium, and are also quite radio active because of this. :wink::wink:

 

Unfortunately if the suppliers were forced to pay a waste disposal charge they would just pass the cost on to the customer :(:(

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Packaging like that is often filled with an inert gas - usually carbon dioxide or nitrogen - which prolongs the shelf life of the product and therefore leads to LESS waste overall.

 

Bagged salads are the same, they'll last for well over a week if left sealed but will have gone off within a couple of days once opened.

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Packaging like that is often filled with an inert gas - usually carbon dioxide or nitrogen - which prolongs the shelf life of the product and therefore leads to LESS waste overall.

 

Bagged salads are the same, they'll last for well over a week if left sealed but will have gone off within a couple of days once opened.

 

I always wondered why my bagged salad goes off so quickly once opened whereas the other bag bought at the same time is still as fresh looking.

 

Odd really as if I buy an unbagged iceberg lettuce for example it lasts much longer... I guess it must be much fresher to start of with. :?

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