How Long Does It Take To Decompose A …

September 25, 2012

Ever wondered how long it takes for certain everyday items such as paper bags, milk cartons, foam cups and plastic bags to decompose?

The following chart offers up some examples of just how long the process takes, and the answer may surprise you. Keep in mind this is just for decomposing in a natural environment. In a landfill, barely anything decomposes because it is covered up and no longer exposed to air or the elements…

how long does it take to decompose

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