links for 2010-11-21

  • Marine Debris Biodegradation Time Line:
    Paper towel: 2-4 weeks
    Newspaper: 6 weeks
    Cardboard box: 2 months
    Waxed milk carton: 3 months
    Apple core: 2 months
    Cotton gloves: 1-5 months
    Wool gloves: 1 year
    Plywood: 1-3 years
    Painted wooden sticks: 13 years
    Photo-degradable beverage holder: 6 months
    Plastic beverage holder: 400 years
    Plastic bags: 10-20 years
    Plastic bottle: 100 years
    Glass bottle and jars: undetermined
    Disposable diapers: 50-100 years
    Tin can: 50 years
    Aluminium can: 200 years
    Monofilament fishing line: 600 years
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