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How Long Until It’s Gone? Here’s a reminder of how long an item takes to decompose:

Make Your Waste Make a Difference

How Long Until It’s Gone? Here’s a reminder of how long an item takes to decompose:

How Long Until It’s Gone?  This handy chart will remind you of how much Time it takes for an item to decompose..

Glass bottle 1 million years
Monofilament fishing line 600 years
Plastic beverage (Water) bottles 450 years
Disposable diaper 450 years
Aluminum can 80 to ­200 years
Foamed plastic buoy .80 years
Rubber boot sole 80 years
Foamed plastic cup 50 years
Tin can 50 years
Leather 50 years
Nylon fabric 30­ to 40years
Plastic bag 10 to ­20 years
Cigarette filter 1­5 to 17 years
Wool sock 1­5 years
Plywood 1­3 years
Waxed milk carton 3 months
An Apple core 2 months
Newspaper 6 weeks
Orange or banana peel 2­5 weeks
A Paper towel 2­4weeks

We make America’s Waste make a DIFFERENCE!

Do you know anyone you can refer to us? We Accept any sort of Inventory: From Food and Clothing, to bulk Chemicals, and everything in between. Send us an offer: we’ll find a home for it!

When we entomb products into a landfill, they decompose, creating run-off and methane gas. Methane gas contributes to Global Warming, and “run-off” is a leading source of groundwater pollution. Since we can not “Unmake” products, and it is not always energy efficient ( or even possible ) to recycles them, our next best solution is to find a long term use for them. We are always here to try to recycle any type of inventory and reduce the strain on America’s overcrowded landfills!
Sources: U.S. National Park Service; Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota, FL and “Garbage In, Garbage Out,” Audubon magazine, Sept/Oct 1998.


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