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Hey, Can You Guess How Long It Takes For Your Trash To Decompose?

Alternate title: Fuck plastic!

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  1. How long will it take for this cigarette butt to naturally decompose?

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    3-6 months
    6-9 months
    9-12 months
    1-5 years
  2. What about this apple core?

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    7 days
    2 weeks
    4 weeks
    2 months
  3. And this newspaper?

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    1 week
    3 weeks
    6 weeks
    12 weeks
  4. How long will it take this plastic bag to go back to the ~earth~?

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    10-20 years
    20-30 years
    30-40 years
    40-50 years
  5. What about these disposable diapers?

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    50 years
    150 years
    200 years
    450 years
  6. And this banana peel?

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    1-4 weeks
    2-5 weeks
    3-7 weeks
    6-9 weeks
  7. How long will it take for this aluminum can to completely disappear?

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    10-50 years
    80-200 years
    300-400 years
    420-500 years
  8. What about a plastic bottle?

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    450 years
    550 years
    650 years
    750 years
  9. And how long will it take for a glass bottle to go bye bye?

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    500 years
    1 million years
    2 million years
    4 million years
  10. How long will this fishing line take to disintegrate?

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    600 years
    700 years
    800 years
    900 years
  11. What about leather?

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    10 years
    50 years
    100 years
    150 years
  12. And plywood?

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    1 year
    1-3 years
    1-5 years
    1-7 years
  13. How long will it take for these wool socks (not the legs) to decompose?

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    1 year
    1-3 years
    1-5 years
    10 years
  14. What about paper towel?

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    2-4 weeks
    4-6 weeks
    6-8 weeks
    8-10 weeks
  15. And lastly, how long will it take the rubber sole of a boot to cease to exist?

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    10-30 years
    30-50 years
    50-80 years
    100-150 years

Hey, Can You Guess How Long It Takes For Your Trash To Decompose?

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FYI, all statistics are from the National Park Service.

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