Sunday, June 6, 2010

Environment under attack...!

We are gradually accumulating the nonbiodegradable waste. The levels are already in the danzer zone. Environment is under attack with such waste. Help the environment by minimizing the use of plastic bags etc.

A small piece of information i received through e-mail about the time taken for decompositon of various items.

Banana Peel- 3-4 weeks
Paper Towel- 2-4 weeks
Paper Bag- 1 month
Newspaper- 6 weeks
Apple Core- 2 months
Cardboard- 2 months
Cotton Glove- 3 months
Orange peels- 6 months
Milk Cartons- 5 years
Wool Sock- 1-5 years
Plywood- 1-3 years

Cigarette Butts- 10-12 years
Leather shoes- 25-40 years

Tinned Steel Can- 50 years
Rubber-Boot Sole- 50-80 years
Plastic containers- 50-80 years
Foamed Plastic Cups- 50 years
Plastic Bottles- 450 years
Aluminum Can- 200-500 years
Disposable Diapers- 550 years

Monofilament Fishing Line- 600 years
Plastic Bags- 20-1000 years
Glass- 1-2 million years

(You may read Telugu short story "Vision" , about the future effects if the environment is getting damaged in the current pace, published in Eenadu Sunday (6-5-2001) and "Online Love"(Visalandhra Publishers, 2008). Click here to read "VISION" ; to download it (3.5 MB), right click here and select 'save target as' : download VISION ).

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