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Time to Decompose Garbage

How Long It Takes To Decompose Your Garbage.

An average American generates about 3.5 pounds of trash each day, making the country contributes 40% of the world’s waste. We all simply throw items we don’t need to the garbage box to make our home clean, not remembering that we have littered our planet on the other hand. Those trashes are soon being picked up from our home, but not from our planet. Just take a look on what’s usually thrown to your trashbox and see how long it takes to decompose your garbage :

  • Banana peel: 2 – 5 weeks.
  • Orange Peel: 6 months
  • Cigarette filter: 1- 50 years
  • Paper / paper towel: 2-4 weeks
  • Plastic bag: 10 – 20 years
  • Milk carton: 5 years
  • Plastic cup: 50 years
  • Tin can: 100 years
  • Plastic beverage bottles: 450 years
  • Plastic container: 50-80 years
  • Aluminum can: 80 – 200 years
  • Glass bottle: 500 years
  • Styrofoam: Never ( immortal ).

During the time before completely decompose, they can release harmful pollution, emission and contamination to our Earth. Improper management of organic waste can generate methane, the hazardous gas that triggers global warming, leak in the landfill can contaminate our drink water, including the dangerous mercury contamination from light bulbs, batteries, etc. 

Each year Americans tossed away 25,000,000,000 disposable cups, enough every year to circle the earth 436 times.

Learn more shocking facts about how we harshly litter our Planet.

Yes, that huge amount of non-eco friendly cups every year, and it takes 500 years to decompose. Minimize your trash, reuse or recycle your old stuffs instead of simply throwing them to the garbage. Consider using reusable staffs instead disposable ones; and compost as much possible your household wastes. When you compost your garbage, you will get organic fertilizer that free your home from hazardous chemicals that might contaminate the water and pollute the air.


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