How long does it take plastic to decompose in a landfill site?

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How long does plastic take to decompose?

Plastic doesn't decompose, unless it's made of vegetable oil.Normal plastic breaks down eventually into tiny pieces, but they'restill tiny pieces of plastic, which kill birds and animals that eatthem accidentally.

How long does it take for a plastic bag to decompose?

500 years. It would depend on the composition of the plastic bag and itsdisposal environment. Plastic bags can take hundreds of years todecompose. Some supermarkets implemented environmentally friendly plastic bagsthat could decompose/compost in a year or less under exposure toair and sunlight. Howe (MORE)

How long are landfill sites left before the land can be used?

Well, there are different lengths of period.. The minimum is 600 years.. But it all depends on how the king reptile of the landfill is feeling and if his got his groove on.. He is a flirty guy, so may try to hit on you. Be warned.. From the genius mother teresa.

How long does it take for a landfill to fill up?

Landfills are not built then watched until they fill up. An engineered landfill is sized so that it fills up in an estimated period of time. Usually the interior is divided up into cells which are filled sequentially so the status of the estimate can be corrected. Building against an estimated lif (MORE)

How long does it take for a plastic bottle to decompose?

approximately 700 yrs for landfill :) Answer As plastic is a generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials, all are not the same. Some plasics will be harder and more durable than other plasics. The above answer of 700 years will vary from one type of plastic to another. No cer (MORE)

How long does it take for plastic bottles to decompose in a landfill?

It takes 70-450 years to decompose. And if you buy biodegradable platic it only takes 75-180 days. Wow, that is a BIG difference and that is fantastic that people actually look at this and they think about it and then they say "Save The Ozone Layer!" I bet that everyone that reads this will take t (MORE)

How long does it take a plastic knife to decompose?

How long does it decompose depend on the specific chemical makeup of the plastic. Some plastics have weaker chemical bonds and thus do not take as long to biodegrade. Some plastics, however, have bonds that are so strong that they would not break down easily even over long periods of time--in some c (MORE)

How long does it take for copper to decompose?

Technically copper never decomposes by nature/environment (inrespect to earth's current surface environment),,, copper isproducted as a biproduct in nature or by human beings and onlyaccummulates,,,, it can be recycled or altered to a differentstates by high temperature or exposure to chemicals..... (MORE)

How long for plastic water bottle to decompose?

An average time for a plastic bottle to biodegrade fully is approximately 450-1000 years. However, there are many different kinds of plastic in the world, most commonly the hard and reusable ones, which take a longer time, and the soft and non-reusable ones, which take a shorter time. Time also vari (MORE)

How long does wood take to decompose?

Wood takes varying amounts of time to decompse. small twigs that are a 5th of a inch in diameter can take 3-to-5 months to decompose. branches that are 1 inch in diameter can take up to 3 years to decompose. logs that are a foot in diameter can take 10 years to fully decompse. and logs that have a d (MORE)

How long does it take for a can to decompose?

Well... I'm not entirely sure but all I know is why am I answering all the questions huh? why can't you answer any huh? give me an answer to those questions anyway the answer is 100-200years this is the last time I'm helping you humph!

How long does it take for plastic 6-pack to decompose?

The plastic rings that hold six beverage cans are these days made of special polymers that cause them to break down when exposed to sunlight. Though they still remain intact for many months, they become extremely brittle and can be broken easily. To decompose entirely, it would take only a few years (MORE)

How long does it take things to decompose in a landfill?

depends on what it is try being more specific! this is want i know off the top of my head: plastic bottles: 70-450 years piece of paper: 2-5 months plastic bag: 500-1000 years tin can: around 50 years leather shoes: 25-40 years banana peel: 2-10 days sugarcane: 30-60 days thread: (MORE)

How long does it take before a landfill site can be used again?

Landfill sites are planned never to be used again (by government's because of the hazards involved. . For example: The rotting waste often contains toxic or harmful chemicals (although it should not) which could pose a health hazard to anyone living too near. It would not be appropriate to build (MORE)

How long does it take plastic 6 pack ring to decompose?

Although Plastics in general can take a very long time to degrade, 6-pack ring carriers are made of LDPE #4 and must be degradeable by law. They are photodegradable which means the sun's ultraviolet rays cause the carrier to become brittle, so that it breaks down into even smaller and smaller, non-t (MORE)

How long does it take a parakeet to decompose?

Birds are fragile, the bird will be completely gone into dust orplain nothing since the bones are filled with air the bones andtheir feathers will decompose faster than any other animal, if ithas bugs or ants, they will consume the soft tissues first andleave the bones to fall apart and that will be (MORE)

How long does it take for plastic 6-pack rings to decompose?

-All plastic ring carriers are made from a special low-density polyethylene plastic, which is 100 percent photodegradable. -Exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays causes the rings to weaken and become brittle. Wind and rain will break up the brittle carrier into small pieces. -When exposed to su (MORE)

How long will it take for a skateboard to decompose?

It all depends what conditions it is in. If you leave it outside the whole time, rain will surly rust the trucks,bolts, and nuts. If you use it too much, the board will begin to snap. It all varies on how much it has been used, or how long it has been outside.

How long does it take for a soda can to decompose in a landfill?

An aluminum soda can will last hundreds or even thousands of years unless exposed to acidic soil or water. You can find remnants of soda cans that have been eaten away by acid from rainfall. Aluminum soda cans will also slowly combust in the right conditions.

How long does it take for cardboard box to decompose in a landfill?

It depends on the mass of the cardboard I did an experiment and found out that in 2 weeks cardboard's mass decreased 0.04g so if a piece of cardboard has the mass of 0.40g it'll take 20 weeks. I put that piece of cardboard in a landfill and put water in it 1 time It depends on the conditions (MORE)

How long for paper to decompose in landfill?

Hundreds of years because the paper gets no oxygen so it decomposes at a snails pace. Also over 50% of materials in landfills is paper/cardboard and the sad part is its 100% recyclable!

How long it takes for plastic milk jug to decompose?

Banana Peel: 3-4 weeks . Paper Bag: 1 month . Cardboard: 2 months . Wool Sock : 1 year . Tinned Steel Can: 50 years . Aluminum Can: 200-500 years (But if recycled, it can be reused within 6 weeks!) . Disposable Diapers: 550 years . Plastic Bags : 20-1000 years . Plastic Jug (MORE)

How long does it take a six pack plastic ring to decompose?

Hi-Cone multipacks are produced from LDPE photodegradable plasticfree of heavy metals or toxic additives. In ultraviolet light suchas sunlight, the carriers degrade and break down into smaller andsmaller pieces of inert, harmless material. Depending on theseason, carriers may break down as quickly a (MORE)

How long does it take a paper grocery bag to decompose in a landfill?

How long does it take to biodegrade? . According to the February issue of Oprah magazine : . It takes a brown paper bag 1 to 5 months to biodegrade; . cigarette butts and filters take 12 years; . plastic bags, caps and lids take decades; . aluminum cans take 2 to 5 centuries; and . styrofoam (MORE)