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Trash - How Long It Really Lasts

TRASH HOW LONG IT REALLY LASTS Americans produce 7 pounds m m T WWW of trash per day per person Equaling over 2500 pounds of trash a year х100 per person O-69% of that trash ends up in landfills How long does it take for trash to decompose? Plywood 1-3 years Leather 50 years Nylon Fabric 30-40 years Tin Can 50 years Plastic Bag 10-20 years Foamed Plastic Cup 50 years Rubber-Boot Sole 50-80 years Apple Core 2 months Monofilament Fishing Line 600 years Paper Towel 2-4 weeks Plastic Film Container 20-30 years Newspaper 6 weeks Trilone MILK Trilone Weekly NEWS Trilene Foamed Plastic Buoy 80 years Waxed Milk Carton 3 months Wool Sock 1-5 years Glass Bottle 1 million years Disposable Diaper 450 years Compostable Packages 2 - 12 weeks (when disposed of in a proper composting facility) Cigarette Butt 1-5 years Sources: Information Source: U.S. National Park Service; Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota, FL http://des.nhgov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/coastal/trash/documents/marine_debris.pdf Be Green Orine Bne to -Buness IPACKAGING LLC

Trash - How Long It Really Lasts

shared by VisualApogee on Mar 22
How long does trash really take to decompose? Longer than you would think... and it is filling up our landfills!


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