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13 April, 2012

MUCH OF OUR GARBAGE WILL OUTLIVE US

I do not know the source of this material on decomposition of garbage,  neither can I confirm accuracy,  but I get the message.  How about you?


Banana Peel- 3-4 weeks
Orange peels- 6 months
Apple Core- 2 months
Paper Bag- 1 month
Cardboard- 2 months

Milk Cartons- 5 years
Newspaper- 6 weeks
Paper Towel- 2-4 weeks
Cotton Glove- 3 months
Tinned Steel Can- 50 years
Aluminum Can- 200-500 years
Disposable Diapers- 550 years
Plastic Bags- 20-1000 years

Glass- 1-2 million years
Cigarette Butts- 10-12 years
Leather shoes- 25-40 years
Rubber-Boot Sole- 50-80 years
Plastic containers- 50-80 years
Monofilament Fishing Line- 600 years
Foamed Plastic Cups- 50 years

Wool Sock- 1-5 years
Plywood- 1-3 years
Plastic Bottles- 450 years

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