Decomposition Time
of
Waste in Nature

Decomposition Time of Waste in Nature

Newspaper

2 to 6 weeks

Fruit peel

3 months

Paper napkin

3 months

Paper packaging

1 to 4 months

Matches

2 years

Cigarret buts

2 years

Cigarret filters

5 years

Gums

5 years

Wood

10 to 15 years

Nylon

30 to 40 years

Bottle caps

100 to 500 years

Battery

100 to 500 years

Aluminium

200 to 500 years

Aluminium packaging

200 to 500 years

Plastic packaging

untill 450 years

Sanitary towels

500 to 800 years

Fishing line

800 years

Styrofoam

1 million years or more

Glass bottles

1 million years or more

Ceramics

undetermined

Nuclear

undetermined