Challenge your eco-footprint

Sadly, a good amount of the things we throw away aren’t naturally compostable, and should never be treated as such. In fact, many of them take much longer to decompose than we might think.

 

Try our digital tool and consider how changes in our habits could impact the future of our planet.


References

The facts are gathered from Internet reference sites on marine debris and refer to wet conditions in laboratory tests, see below. The figures should be perceived as estimates. For instance, plastic bags decompose in a much shorter period of time, but the plastic particles are not known to be absorbed by nature at all.

http://www.cobsea.org/cleanupeas/docs/ICC_PocketGuide_EN.pdf

http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/cruises/super/biodegradation.htm

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=97476

http://archive.fortune.com/2007/03/14/magazines/fortune/pluggedin_gunther_plastic.fortune/index.htm

http://sciencelearn.org.nz/Contexts/Enviro-imprints/Looking-Closer/Measuring-biodegradability


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