According to the February issue of Oprah magazine :
About 400 years. Long time, huh?
It can take up to two months for an apple core to decompose in a landfill. Banana peels will take a few days to decompose. While glass takes a very long time to decompose, a paper bag can take up to five months.
couple weeks to decompose.
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Because a paper plate is made of trees, and is an organic material, it should take it around 3 months to decompose. However, in a landfill it will take much longer.
In a moist warm landfill a carrot would decompose in about ten days.
It is buried in a landfill. Scientist do not yet know how long it takes for a plastic bag to decompose.
it pretty much doesn't
Hundreds of years because the paper gets no oxygen so it decomposes at a snails pace. Also over 50% of materials in landfills is paper/cardboard and the sad part is its 100% recyclable!
It takes a very long time....hundreds of years.
It takes about 3 to 4 weeks to decompose a paper bag.
It takes at least 300 years for a paper plait to decompose.>=-(
A single paper bag can take 3-4 weeks to decompose.
== == Glass never decomposes. It is made from molten sand.
A plastic cup can take 50-80 years to decompose.
A milk carton made of stiff paper and coated with wax will decompose in a wet landfill in two or three months. A milk carton made of stiff paper and lined with aluminum foil will biodegrade only on the outside. The foil inside will remain intact for many years.
It acually takes a really long time.. but a lot longer in a landfill.. people should just RECYCLE!!!!
Various factors determine how long it takes paper to compose, such as the environment and the type of paper product. A paper bag may decompose in a month, while it may take cardboard 2 months to decompose.
There are some waste products that take a very long time to decompose in a landfill. Thus, they should be recycled, instead of simply thrown away. For example, an aluminum can takes around 100 years to decompose.
Ink takes 1000 years to decompose, most of the time if you look at a polluted landfill you'll see that most of the pollution is ink.
Paper degrades at different rates depending on composition of the paper, the treatment of the landfill, the abundance of enzymes and bacteria and weather patterns. It can be up to 5 years
In a moist landfill a paper cup will biodegrade in 5 or 6 days. If it is coated with wax it will take several weeks.
It takes a paper cup a month to decompose in a back yard compost. It takes six weeks in the ocean.