Although it is not really a "material", the battery is the object of daily use that causes more damage to the environment. It takes even more time than glass to get rid of it completely. In fact, the chemicals inside it are highly toxic and resistant: lead, zinc chloride, mercury and cadmium.
|Plastic bottles||1000 years|
|Telephone/Credit cards||1000 years|
|Polystyrene||from 100 to 1000 years|
|from 100 to 1000 years|
|Aluminium cans||500 years|
|Sanitary napkins and diapers||200 years|
|Nylon products||from 30 to 40 years|
from 20 to 30 years
|from 10 to 30 years|
|Cigarettes||from 1 to 5 years|
|Chewing gum||5 years|
|Cloth and wool||from 8 to 10 months|
|Coated paper magazine||from 8 to 10 months|
|Apple core||from 3 to 6 months|
|Paper handkerchief||3 months|
Cigarettes without filter
|Other fruit peel||
NEXT TIME, THINK BEFORE ACTING!
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