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Looking for Immortality? How Long Does It Take To Decompose?
Products we use daily live anywhere from 3 weeks to a million years. Ok, maybe that is not forever, but close. Make a stand today to use these products less, and find ways to reduce, reuse and recycle! HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DECOMPOSE : 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