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
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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.