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Trashy Creek

How long does it take for some of our products to biodegrade after they become litter?

Cotton rags
1 to 5 months
Paper
2 to 5 months
Rope
3 to 14 months
Orange peels
6 months
Wool socks
1 to 5 years
Cigarette butts
1 to 12 years
Plastic coated paper milk cartons
5 years
Plastic bags
10 to 20 years
Leather shoes
25 to 40 years
Nylon fabric
30 to 40 years
Tin cans
50 to 100 years
Aluminum cans
80 to 100 years
Plastic 6 pack holder rings
450 years
Glass bottles
1 million years
Plastic bottles
forever
Source: For the Love of the Lake (White Rock Lake).
Photos of local creeks in North Central Texas.

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