Posted on October 2, 2012
Plastic waste is one of many types of wastes that take too long to decompose. Normally, plastic items can take up to years to decompose in landfills. Certified compostable products will break down within a day period. But how long does it take for non-compostable items to break down??. In nature, different materials biodegrade at different rates. This table shows how long some common items will take to break down if left in the environment.
Did you know that according to the (NRDC) recyclable post-consumer packing with an estimated value of $ billion is land-filled instead of being recycled?. If you're curious to know how long your 4 pounds of daily trash will take up space in our landfills, Add these items up and they still don't take as long to break down as a plastic bag. For other sources please see the sources section below . The terrifying difference between the estimated time for some everyday items to decompose in landfill sites compared to biodegradable or compostable ones.
How long does it take for plastics to biodegrade is answered in the article by of saying they're transformed by bacteria in the soil into other useful compounds. Are you aware of the 10 types of trash that takes the longest to decompose? that they are unaware how long it actually takes for everyday materials to decompose in landfills. Aluminum cans are one of America's favorite items to recycle. Why does this decomposition process take so long? If you are wondering just how long it takes various items to decompose, take a look at. I talk a lot about biodegradable items, biodegradable soaps, and even society, how can we reduce our impacts (other than the obvious re-use of materials?).