10 months No to plastic Philstar |Opinion
"We know how long it takes most kinds of leavings to decay. Organic material goes quickly: cardboard in three months; wood is up to three years, a pair of wool socks is up to five. A plastic shopping bag may take 20 years; a plastic cup, 50. Major industrials will be there for much longer. An aluminium can is with us for 200 years, a glass bottle for 500, a plastic bottle for 700, and a styrofoam container for a millennium (1,000 years).” ... more