Just how long?

January 28, 2010 · From http://ecowomen.net/

The Eco Women are constantly encouraging their fellow Eco Warriors to recycle, recycle, recycle.  If, for some reason, you haven’t been recycling — or perhaps you have a weak moment in which you decide to trash that glass bottle — here’s a list of easily-recyclable materials and how long it takes for them to break down in a landfill:

Glass bottle — 1 million years
Styrofoam container — 1 million years
Plastic bag — 500+ years
Plastic bottle — 500+ years
Aluminum can — 80-200 years

Sobering, no?



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