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How Waste Decomposes, continued

Generally, things that are made from plant and animal material decompose a lot faster than other materials. Recently, though, scientists have been developing ways to make some materials, like plastics, decompose much faster, by making them with substances derived from plants.

Even so, the best way of all to decrease the amount of rubbish in landfill is to reduce, reuse and recycle - so that rubbish isnít produced in the first place!

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