Garbage Decomposition Break Down

It's been awhile since I posted something green...
How long does it take for the garbage that you throw away to decompose or break down? Are you ready to be shocked?! Here's the break down from Green Tips:
Glass bottle: 1 million years Monofilament fishing line: 600 years Plastic beverage bottles: 450 years Disposable diapers: 450 years Aluminum can: 80-200 years Boot sole: 50-80 years Styrofoam cup: 50 years Tin can: 50 years Leather: 50 years Nylon fabric: 30-40 years Plastic film canister: 20-30 years Plastic bag: 10-20 years (??? 500-1000 years???) Cigarette filter: 1-5 years Wool sock: 1-5 years Plywood: 1-3 years Waxed milk carton: 3 months Apple core: 2 months Newspaper: 6 weeks Orange or banana peel: 2-5 weeks Paper towel: 2-4 weeks
Seriously. Check out Green Tips for more info.
This comes via the One Green Year blog, which you can check out for more info too. I came across this blog way back sometime in 2008, but declined to add it to my RSS feed because they boycotted Alberta. Now, I admit Alberta's got some pretty terrible environmental policies, but the province is trying to clean up their image, and we're not all that bad. If it wasn't for our dirty oil, the rest of the country would be dirt poor. The authors of the blog moved to Alberta recently, and they've been getting quite a lot of media attention, so I guess it all works out in the end: it's all about spreading the message!

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