Material decomposition rates 2017

Estimated decomposition rates in 2017, by select material (in years to biodegrade)

by T. Wang, last edited Feb 14, 2018
Material decomposition rates 2017 This statistic represents the estimated decomposition rates of select waste materials in 2017. It is estimated that foamed plastic cups take approximately 50 years to biodegrade once they are disposed of.
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Estimated decomposition rates in 2017, by select material (in years to biodegrade)

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