For those of us with gardens or composting bins, the answer is obvious – mulch it and put it back in the ground. But for apartment dwellers – and there are a lot of us – it all too often goes straight into the bin. So what can the environmentally-inclined connoisseur of bananas do with those leftover peels? Well how about polishing your silverware ahead of your next dinner party, or using banana peels as part of your New Year’s juice-detox diet? All you need to do is add the skins to a pot of boiling water, extracting the juices and giving you a tasty addition to your smoothie mixture.