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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 http://www.npr.org/2012/04/26/150735732/following-garbages-long-journey-around-the-earth Be Green Orine Bne to -Buness IPACKAGING LLC www.begreenpackagingstore.com

Trash - How Long It Really Lasts

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How long does trash really take to decompose? Longer than you would think... and it is filling up our landfills!

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