What do you do with your Banana Peel?

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What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby AJ_ » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:34 pm

What is acceptable an acceptable disposal method of a banana peel on a ride?
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:10 pm

Find a bin, take it home or bury it if you're in the bush. Never acceptable to toss it.
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby AJ_ » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:13 pm

Today I seen a rider throw into a drain. Where does that stand ?
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby il padrone » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:17 pm

Really probably makes little impact on the environment. Gets washed out into a creek, decomposes in the stream, feeds the fishes and frogs.

Not worth stressing over at all. Banana peel breaks down very quickly.
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby DentedHead » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:18 pm

I'll admit to being a bit of a litter nazi (I even pocket my cigarette butts if no bin is around), but I see no issue with tossing organic stuff, location depending. As il padrone says, little environmental impact to worry about, but dropping it in the middle of the bike path for example would certainly bother me.

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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby Livetoride » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:21 am

Bin it or take it home with a wee plastic bag tucked in your top.
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby Ken Ho » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:37 am

Chuck it into the shrubbery. I ride highways, so there is always plenty of bush. I'm not talking urban here.
BTW, I don't see "pocketing a cigarette butt if there is no bin around" as extraordinary. I see it as minimum standard.
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby boss » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:19 am

If there's a bin, sure I'll use it. If not, I'll throw it somewhere that wouldn't be deemed 'messy' by locals or other road users.

It's biodegradable, we aren't talking plastic gel wrappers here!
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby boss » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:21 am

I never put them on the road or Mario's kart will spin out.

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Seriously though... they're biodegradable, we aren't talking plastic gel wrappers here. If there's a bin, sure I'll use it. If not, I'll throw it somewhere that wouldn't be deemed 'messy' by locals or other road users.
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby jules21 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:52 am

toss it in discrete location (i.e. in bushes on country roadside, not city roads), bin it, or stuff it in back pocket.
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby roller » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:12 am

i throw it so it lands on a flight of stairs.
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby DentedHead » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:50 am

BTW, I don't see "pocketing a cigarette butt if there is no bin around" as extraordinary. I see it as minimum standard.


Yet so few smokers bother, even if a suitable receptacle is around. Before my work moved we had a "smokers corner" complete with ashtray, yet the ground nearby was always littered with butts. Pissed me off no end.

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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby lump_a_charcoal » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:00 am

I usually try to hang it on the back of my mate's saddle.
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby Aushiker » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:54 am

Mulger bill wrote:Find a bin, take it home or bury it if you're in the bush. Never acceptable to toss it.


I am with Mulger Bill. It is actually is not suitable "food" for native animals and they actually take quite a while to break down. Citrus fruit is even worse.

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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby jules21 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:56 am

Aushiker wrote:I am with Mulger Bill. It is actually is not suitable "food" for native animals and they actually take quite a while to break down. Citrus fruit is even worse.

but neither are fallen branches or dirt - i would have assumed animals have some means of disciminating between suitable and unsuitable foods. i could be wrong.
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby Aushiker » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:04 am

jules21 wrote:
Aushiker wrote:I am with Mulger Bill. It is actually is not suitable "food" for native animals and they actually take quite a while to break down. Citrus fruit is even worse.

but neither are fallen branches or dirt - i would have assumed animals have some means of disciminating between suitable and unsuitable foods. i could be wrong.


Have you been to your local park lately and seen what happens with the ducks (we have signs up at some parks explaining why you shouldn't feed them). There are signs at Lake Monger for example explaining why you shouldn't do what this bloke is doing with his daughter (I assume it his daughter)

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or visited a campsite and seen what happens? This guy was hanging around at Martins Tank Campsite for a reason ...

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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby flow.rider » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:32 am

I save them for abusive joggers.

Or toss them at the base of a tree.

Throwing them in a a bin is such a waste.
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby Cheesewheel » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:15 pm

Livetoride wrote:Bin it or take it home with a wee plastic bag tucked in your top.

what do you do with the plastic bag you put your banana peel in?
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby BarryTas » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:17 pm

WT? really... :roll:
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby Addictr3 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:30 pm

does this happen to anyone else when they eat bananas?

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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby jules21 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:31 pm

no, i get that when i drink too much coffee or tea.
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby AJ_ » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:02 pm

Livetoride wrote:Bin it or take it home with a wee plastic bag tucked in your top.


I like the wee plastic bag idea.
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby il padrone » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:10 pm

Livetoride wrote:Bin it or take it home with a wee plastic bag tucked in your top.


I don't usually use plastic bags for that :shock:
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby high_tea » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:30 pm

Save it, dry it out and smoke it?
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Re: What do you do with your Banana Peel?

Postby AJ_ » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:39 pm

il padrone wrote:
Livetoride wrote:Bin it or take it home with a wee plastic bag tucked in your top.


I don't usually use plastic bags for that :shock:


Well I hate the banana in my top on a hot day, its not very nice. Also I am not one to want to stop in the middle of my ride to find a bin. So fan of the bag idea. Also I was berated one time for not taking out the peel of my top and putting in the wash.
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