How Long Does It Take for Your Waste Materials to Break Down?

From a certain research perspective, we can say that how long it takes various types of Garbage to decompose. As a Human responsibility we should try to reduce the products that generate more waste materials which takes a long time in landfills to get fully decomposed.

How Long Does It Take for Your Waste Materials to Break Down?
How Long Does It Take for Your Waste Materials to Break Down?

Plastic products:

Plastic materials were very common in the modern life where every year approximately 1.6 million barrels of oil just for producing water bottles. Plastic material waste is one of many types which takes too long to get decomposed. Plastic materials may take more than 500 years to get completely decomposed.


In United States alone roughly every year more than 18 billion disposable diapers been thrown away. These diapers approximately take 250-500 years to decompose in landfills.


Glass is much easier to recycle especially for the fact that it is made up of sand. Just simply breaking down the glass and melting it again, we can produce a glass. It will take million years to decompose and some unofficial report say Glasses never decomposed.

Soda Cans:

On a single day more than 120,000 cans are being recycled only in America. At the same time, for every quarter enough aluminum cans are thrown away which can rebuild the entire American commercial air fleet.

Day by day wastage materials are increased which is a major concern for mankind itself. The best way is to avoid these products which generate waste materials that takes years to get decomposed.

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