Does chewing gum ever break down in landfills?



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    My research indicates no, or it takes a very long time. Chewing gum as we’ve manufactured it for decades is non-biodegradable. No one likes gum stuck to their shoes, and chewing gum waste is considered a public problem in many places, especially the UK (they are much too proper for such a nuisance.) But some researchers at a UK University have come to the rescue by inventing a more degradable, non-stick chewing gum formula that will turn to dust in a matter of weeks. The other action Britain has taken is setting up gum bins, where people can deposit their used gum to be recycled. It is predicted that by 2010, the amount of waste gum will be 1 million tons worldwide.

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