How Long Does It Take For Some Everyday Items To Decompose

Have you ever wondered how long it takes for those non-compostable items we use every day to break down in a landfill site?

For example, do you know how long it takes for that empty milk carton you threw away after breakfast to decompose? How about that soda can or that plastic bottle of water you drank at lunchtime?

The majority of people believe that in a landfill site, as soon as the waste arrives, the decomposition process begins immediately… well, unfortunately, as you will see in the bellow Infographic that is not true, with many items taking dozens and even thousands of years to fully decompose.

In this Infographic you will see how long it takes on average for some of the non-compostable items we use every day to break down in a landfill site.

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Infographic Source: https://www.cafebrands.ie/long-decompose-infographic/

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