which item below takes over 500 years to decompose

plastic bottle, mono filament fishing line, disposable diaper



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    All three of those items can take 500 years or more to decompose in a landfill.

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    Disposable diapers are listed as having a decomposition of 550 years according to the litter awareness organization, No More Trash!.  Plastic jugs are also listed as having a decomposition time of over 500 years.

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    All of these items have an average of over 500 years. As plastic and numerous other man-made products photodegrade rather than biodegrade, the process takes much longer than its natural counterpart. An example of photdegradation gone wild is Trash Island, a mass of photodegrading material the size of Texas and rapidly growing, sitting in the Pacific ocean. Hope I helped, and have a green day!

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