Decomposition time

From: Priya Pradeep <priyamvk@gmail.com>
22-Feb-2012

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DECOMPOSE?

Just think about the below list before you throw something to the soil:

Paper Towel - 2-4 weeks
Banana Peel - 3-4 weeks

Paper Bag - 1 month
Newspaper - 1.5 months
Apple Core - 2 months
Cardboard - 2 months
Cotton Glove - 3 months
Orange peels - 6 months

Plywood - 1-3 years
Wool Sock - 1-5 years
Milk Cartons - 5 years

Cigarette Butts - 10-12 years
Leather shoes - 25-40 years
Tinned Steel Can - 50 years
Foamed Plastic Cups - 50 years
Rubber-Boot Sole - 50-80 years
Plastic containers - 50-80 years

Aluminum Can - 200-500 years
Plastic Bottles - 450 years
Disposable Diapers - 550 years
Monofilament Fishing Line - 600 years
Plastic Bags - 200-1000 years
Glass - 1-2 million years

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