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How Waste Decomposes

Many of the materials we use today are designed to be strong and long-lasting. Unfortunately, this means that if they enter the waste stream and end up in landfill, they take a long time to decompose.

Things decompose at different rates depending on their environment. For example metal objects decompose faster in the sea than they do in a landfill. Plastic objects also decompose faster if they are exposed to UV rays of the sun. Plants decompose faster if they are in a warm, wet environment, like a compost bin.

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