You know that banana peel you just threw away after lunch? Well, not only did you just create a slipping hazard, but you may have just thrown away a potentially valuable product. 

Scientists have just discovered a way to turn carbon-based trash into graphene. 

What the heck is graphene? It’s a material that’s stronger than steel and thinner than paper. We’re not kidding. 

The process works with anything that’s carbon based: food waste, plastic waste, petroleum products, coal, wood clippings, and even rubber tires. 

Globally, around 40% of all our food goes to waste, if the graphene project can be scaled properly, all of that waste will become a usable, valuable commodity. 

This is HUGE news. The research was only published this week. Check it out here.