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If folks were better informed concerning their trash maybe they would be more considerate of what they leave behind. I wonder if this information is available to beach-goers via local brochures?

For future reference here is an interesting timeline. Just how long does it take for litter to decompose?

· Styrofoam: never

· Plastic bottle: never

· Rubber tires: never

· Glass bottle: 1 million years

· Disposable diaper: 500 years

· Aluminum can: 200-500 years

· Batteries: 100 years

· Plastic bag: 10-20 years

· Leather shoe: 25-45 years

· Cigarette butt: 10-20 years

· Plastic coated milk carton: five years

· Paper container: five months

· Banana peel: one month

The good thing is that almost every one of these items can be recycled – but only if it is disposed of properly.

For all folks who give their time and effort to beach cleanup...You are appreciated!!!

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Wow... Think of all the plastic bottles out there! Thanks for the info.

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If folks were better informed concerning their trash maybe they would be more considerate of what they leave behind. I wonder if this information is available to beach-goers via local brochures?

For future reference here is an interesting timeline. Just how long does it take for litter to decompose?

· Styrofoam: never

· Plastic bottle: never

· Rubber tires: never

· Glass bottle: 1 million years

· Disposable diaper: 500 years

· Aluminum can: 200-500 years

· Batteries: 100 years

· Plastic bag: 10-20 years

· Leather shoe: 25-45 years

· Cigarette butt: 10-20 years

· Plastic coated milk carton: five years

· Paper container: five months

· Banana peel: one month

The good thing is that almost every one of these items can be recycled – but only if it is disposed of properly.

For all folks who give their time and effort to beach cleanup...You are appreciated!!!

wow....these people here in TX. must not give a crap about these beaches, because that picture looks like a clean beach here in TX.

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