During the course of our visit to different areas, knowingly or unknowingly we harm nature by littering the areas, especially during our outings.
For example, when one goes for a picnic to a sanctuary, have fun with loud music (even though we know that loud music is prohibited in sanctuaries) and have food and leave all the litter and polythene here and there. This kind of act is highly irresponsible and deplorable, as it’s completely callous towards mother nature.
It’s not that we don’t have the knowledge of environmental pollution but sometimes because of lack of awareness and responsibility, people harm Nature. This is a small list of things with the time it takes to decompose each of them.
We thought of sharing the below message as a part of our efforts to make more number of people know about the damage due to such actions so that before doing something like this, we should think – how long our act of foolishness will remain on earth.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DECOMPOSE
- Banana Peel- 3-4 weeks
- Orange peels- 6 months
- Apple Core- 2 months
- Paper Bag- 1 month
- Cardboard- 2 months
- Milk Cartons- 5 years
- Newspaper- 6 weeks
- Paper Towel- 2-4 weeks
- Cotton Glove- 3 months
- Tinned Steel Can- 50 years
- Aluminum Can- 200-500 years
- Disposable Diapers- 550 years
- Plastic Bags- 20-1000 years
- Glass- 1-2 million years
- Cigarette Butts- 10-12 years
- Leather shoes- 25-40 years
- Rubber-Boot Sole- 50-80 years
- Plastic containers- 50-80 years
- Monofilament Fishing Line- 600 years
- Foamed Plastic Cups- 50 years
- Wool Sock- 1-5 years
- Plywood- 1-3 years
- Plastic Bottles- 450 years
You may like to share this piece of information in your network as much as you can. This will hopefully create further awareness among people that this is also one of the reasons for Global Warming.
We are doing a bit from our end…So can you !