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Here at UKVending we’re all about the safe recycling of waste products but also all about encouraging you to buy and use products that can be reused over and over again. Our range of cups is just one example and has proved to be extremely popular. So we thought it might be interesting to see just how long some everyday items that are thrown out as trash every single day actually take to decompose or rot away naturally. We think you’ll be surprised – if not horrified.

                                                    Cardboard box – 2 months

                                                    Apple core   – 2 months

                                                    Wool socks –  1to 5 years

                                                    Cigarette butts  – 1 to 5 years

                                                    Plastic bags    – 10 to 20 years

                                                    Tin can          – 50 years

                                                    Aluminium can – 200 years

                                                    Plastic beer rings – 400 years

                                                    Plastic bottles   – 450 years

                                                    Disposable nappies – 450 years

                                                    Fishing line              – 600 years

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