We’ve heard it a million times – reduce, reuse, recycle. But really, what’s the point? Doesn’t everything just decompose eventually?
Eventually. Well, I suppose that’s ONE word for it!
Check out these stats to see how long it takes for common, every day items to decompose.
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- Banana peel: 2-4 weeks (well that’s not so bad)
- Cardboard: 2 months (neither is that!)
- Paper bag: 1 month (hmm … interesting)
- Wool sock: 1 year (I never really thought of a wool sock like that before)
- Aluminum can: 300 years (really?)
- Diaper: 550 years (ummm …)
- Plastic Bag: 1,000 years (yikes)
- Glass: 1 million years (no way!)
- Styrofoam cup: 2+ million years (uh-oh, we’re in trouble)
Well, I guess maybe we should join the party and keep spreading the word about the 3 Rs. If your town doesn’t have a recycling center, it’s time to get one! Contact General Kinematics for help.