which item below will decompose first

banana peel, orange peel, apple core



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    Probably the apple core, as it is composed of more softer, easily biodegradable substances than the others. But I suspect all three will decompose very quickly.

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    My first guess was that it shouldn’t be that different, so I looked up the numbers. Depending on the source of online info:

    • banana peel should take 3-4 or 2-5 weeks
    • orange peel – 2-5 weeks and up to 2 years
    • apple core – 1-2 months.

    If you look at lower numbers for orange peel, they’ll all be gone in less than two months, with banana and orange peel tied for fastest. However, since some sources report that the latter can last for two years, banana gets the first place.


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