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Thread: How long does it take to decompose !

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    Default How long does it take to decompose !

    Helloo friends,
    During the course of our visit to different areas, knowingly or unknowingly we harm nature by littering the areas we go for mental peace and to enjoy nature. For an example we go for a picnic to a sanctuary, have fun with loud music (Though we know that loud music is prohibited in sanctuaries), Drink and love to break the bottles on the rocks or throw the cans, cook there and most of the time after having a great lunch we use to leave the plates, disposable glasses and polythene here and there.
    It’s not that we don’t have the knowledge of environment pollution but sometimes because of lake of awareness and responsibility we do the harm to Nature.
    There is a small list of things with the time it takes to decompose I thought to share with you so that before doing something like this we should think that for how long our act of foolishness will remain on earth.

    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
    • Aluminium 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

    Hope this will help us to think once at least before we litter.

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    Pertinent information. I hope people keep this in mind.

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    Much needed information... Thanks.
    This should be highlighted....

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