how long it all takes...

i found this article while browsing around on the internet--it gives estimates on how long everyday items take to break down in an average landfill. i'll list them out, but the actual article provides extra information if you're interested... 

glass bottles: 1 million years
plastic bags: ~500 years
plastic beverage bottles: ~500 years
aluminum cans: 80-200 years
cigarette butts: 1-5 years
newspapers: 2-4 weeks, though landfill studies have found legible newspapers dating back 15 years
apple cores: 1-2 months, though, like all things, can be much slower in airless conditions. 

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