Cigarette Butt — 12 years

Plastic Cup — 50 years

Beer Can — 500 years

Styrofoam Plates — eternity

Fishing Line — 600 years

Large Rubber Boot Sole — 80 years

Small Rubber Boot Sole — 50 years

McDonald’s McCafe cup — 50 years

Glass Snapple bottle — 1 million years

Milk Carton — 5 years

Plastic Bag — 20 years

Apple Core — 1 month

Magazine — 6 weeks

Train Ticket — 2 weeks

Bank Statement — 4 weeks

Personal Coke Bottle — 390 years

2 Liter Coke Bottle — 450 years

Disposable Diaper — 550 years

Another Plastic Bag — 13 years

Orange Peel — 6 months

Plastic Item — 1000 years

Banana Peel — 1 month

Heavy-duty Leather Shoes — 40 years

Another Beer Can — 320 years

Non-heavy-duty Leather Shoes — 20 years

Plywood — 3 years

Painted Board — 13 years

Cotton Glove — 3 months

Ripped Nylon Tights — 30 years

Another Plastic Bag — 10 years

Tin Can — 50 years

Thick Rope — 14 months

Thin Rope — 3 months

Waxed Milk Carton — 3 months

Can of Beans — 250 years

Coca-Cola Can — 80 years

Canvas Product — 1 year

Dead Batteries — 100 years

Lumber — 15 years

Sanitary Pad — 800 years

Wool Clothing — 5 years

Tinfoil — eternity

Styrofoam Cups — eternity

Another Plastic Bag — 17 years

2 Liter Ginger Ale Bottle — 450 years

Tea Bag String — 3 months

Painting Frame — 13 years

Rope Basket — 14 months

Paint Can — 50 years

Plastic Jug — eternity

Wooden Cabinet — 15 years

Half And Half Carton — 5 years

2 Liter Sprite Bottle — 450 years

Large Wool Sock — 5 years

Another Beer Can — 100 years

Newspaper — 4 weeks

Cotton T-shirt — 6 months

Tree Leaves — 1 year

Mylar Balloon — eternity

Plastic-coated Milk Cartons — 5 years

Nylon Jacket — 40 years

Another Tin Can — 100 years

Aluminum Can — 100 years

Cardboard Box — 4 weeks 

Cotton Rag — 5 months 

Leather — 50 years

Plastic Film Container — 30 years

Painted Wooden Stake — 13 years 

Plastic 6 Pack Cover — 450 years

Paper Towel — 3 weeks

Paper Bag — 1 month

Small Wool Socks — 3 years

Leather Sandal — 45 years

Latex Balloon — 6 months

Mylar Candy Wrapper — eternity

Cigarette Filter — 50 years

Plastic Container — 80 years

Shopping Bag — 5 months

Tin Soup Can — 80 years

Sugarcane Waste — 60 days

Thread — 14 months

Dog Poo — 9 months

Wooden Baseball Bat — 20 years

Leather Baseball Glove — 40 years

Plastic Sandwich Bag — 400 years

Large Metal Sheet — eternity

Wooden Chair — 13 years

Solo Cup — 50 years

To-Go Ketcup Container — 50 years

PBR Can — 500 years

Packing Peanuts — eternity

Car Tire — 80 years

Car Engine Blocks — 500 years

Foam Core — eternity

Grocery Receipt — 2 weeks

Glass Beer Bottle — 1 million years

Styrofoam To-Go Box — eternity

Creamer Carton — 5 years

Another Plastic Bag — 45 years

Old College Notebook — 6 weeks

Movie Ticket — 2 weeks

Housing Lease — 4 weeks

Plastic Water Bottle — 390 years

Another Plastic Bag — 27 years

2 Liter Dr Pepper Bottle — 450 years

Medicine Container — 1000 years

Leather Jacket — 40 years

Bud Light Can — 320 years

Skateboard — 13 years

Pint Glass — 1 million years

Another Sanitary Pad — 800 years

Wool Jacket — 5 years

Cotton Bath Towel — 7 months

Umbrella (Nylon) — 30 years

Umbrella (Rod) — 250 years

Another Plastic Bag — 33 years

Cookie Tin — 50 years

Leather Gloves — 20 years

Climbing Net Rope — 14 months

Canned Corn — 250 years

Dr Pepper Can — 80 years

Jump-Rope — 10 months

Tote Bag — 1 year

More Dead Batteries — 100 years

Fallen Tree Branches — 15 years

Styrofoam Cooler — eternity

Another Plastic Bag — 50 years

Coffee Filter — 2 weeks

Wooden Desk — 13 years

Aerosol Can — 50 years

Plastic Water Pitcher — 1000 years

Wooden Bench — 13 years

Wool Sweater — 5 years

Natural Light Can — 100 years

Ad Section of Newspaper — 4 weeks

Cotton Pillow-Case — 6 months

Grass Clippings — 3 weeks

Mylar Food Bags — eternity

Spandex — 40 years

Can of Peas — 100 years

Sprite Can — 100 years

Another Cardboard Box — 4 weeks 

Cotton Sock — 5 months 

6 Pack Rings — 450 years

Another Paper Towel — 3 weeks

Latex Gloves — 6 months

Aluminum Candy Wrapper — 100 years

Detergent Container — 80 years

Another Thread — 14 months

Leather Bag — 40 years

Wooden Door — 13 years

Metal Toolbox — eternity

Plastic Ice Cream Pint — 400 years









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Please note: Most times are accurate to biodegradability in the environment. Landfills prevent this decomposition because they lack light, water, and bacterial activity.