Do You Know How Long Plastic Items Remain In a Landfill?
We all know how long it takes plastic to decompose, don't we?
The decomposition rate of Plastic is environmentally dependant and can have significant differences based on the ecology of the geography and the type of plastic.
Polystyrene , Polyvinyle Acetate, Polyvinylchloride and a few other plastics, decompose quickly when exposed to increase uv rays and periodic weather changes.
Polyvinylfluoride - we know this as Teflon and it is nearly indestructable.
Plastic Decomposition Timeline:
Plastic beverage bottles: 450 years
Monofilament fishing line: 600 years
Plastic film canister: 20-30 years
Plastic bag: 10-20 years (???)
Hard plastic containers - 10-20 years
Six pack rings - 400 years