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It will take 400 years.
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A styrofoam-decomposing Bacterium from Mealworms has recently been found. A certain type of bacteria living in their digestive tracts enables the mealworms to process Styrofoa…m. Please see this http://taiwanjournal.nat.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=51062&CtNode=122 for more information.
Styrofoam cups last in the landfill for hundreds of years. Paper cups break down much faster. Paper would only last for a month.
Exposure to UV from sunlight will degrade the styrene molecule.Exposure to ambient ozone will also degrade the styrene molecule.In the sun, in a place with lots of ozone pollu…tion, styrofoamfalls apart in months. Built into refrigerators and ice chests,sealed away from ozone exposure with antioxidants built in,styrofoam will last for (probably) centuries. In a landfill,styrofoam usually lasts about a decade, depending on moisture andbiological history.
It takes a paper cup a month to decompose in a back yard compost. It takes six weeks in the ocean.
Yes, but it can take more than 1 million years, so might as well not use it.
how long does it take styrofoam to bidegrade? more then 5000 years 10 years
Styrofoam is not digestible. The body will eliminate it before it would be digestible. Styrofoam should not be consumed under any circumstances.
millions of years
Depends on what kind of paint, -you didn't say.
Plastic made from fossil-fuel oil never decomposes. It may break down into tiny pieces of plastic after some time, and may even be eaten by animals and insects, but styrofoam …and other plastics do not decompose.
Styrofoam takes more than a million years to decompose. It is the most environmentally unfriendly product that humans use today.
In a clean dry place out if the sun, never!
400 YEARS.... !
A red solo cup will decompose in 50-100 years. Decomposition of plastic varies based on what type it is made from