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You Won’t Believe How Long It Takes for These Popular Items to Decompose

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Styrofoam
> How long it takes to decompose: Never

T-shirts
> How long they take to decompose: 6 months

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Tin cans
> How long they take to decompose: 50 years

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Tires
> How long they take to decompose: 2,000 years

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Waxed milk cartons
> How long they take to decompose: 3 months

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