Myth – My trash will decompose anyway.
Truth – While it is true that most materials will break down over time, it can take a thousand years (or more!) for that to happen in a landfill.
Many people believe that throwing all of their trash away is ok because it will all break down eventually. While it is technically true that most materials will break down over time, this is not a solution to our trash problem. Scientists estimate that it will take approximately a thousand years for plastic to decompose and glass could take even longer. There is also the problem of chemicals being leeched into the soil when this decomposition process occurs. Recycling is a far better solution!
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