Ever wonder how long it takes for things to disintegrate after you throw them away?
Paper takes 2 to 5 months.
Orange peels can are up to 6 months
Wool socks will take 1 to 5 years
Cigarette butts will take anywhere from 1 to 12 years
Aluminum cans will take at least 200 years
The biodegradable plastic rings that hold a 6 pack of soda pop – 400 years
Glass bottles are around 1,000,000 years
Plastic bottles will virtually never disintegrate.
Fortunately, Discover credit cards have now started offering biodegradeable versions for most of their credit cards beginning last month. The cards are made out of biodegradable PVC which will disintegrate 99% in 9 months to 5 years in landfill conditions.
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