Plastics2019-02-14T23:05:48-06:00

Plastics

Friendly Earth Environmental encourages everyone to do their part and reduce their landfill waste.  According to researchers, here is the estimated time for some everyday items to decompose in landfill sites:

  • Plastic bottles: 70-450 years

  • Plastic bag: 500-1000 years

  • Tin can: around 50 years

  • Leather shoes: 25-40 years

  • Thread: 3-4 months

  • Cotton: 1-5 months

  • Rope: 3-14 months

  • Cigarette: 1-12 years

  • Milk packet (tetra) covers and drink packets: 5 years

  • Nylon clothes: 30-40 years

  • Sanitary napkins & children diapers: 500-800 years

  • Glass bottles: 1,000,000 years

  • Hairspray bottle: 200-500 years

  • Fishing line: 600 years

  • Glass bottle; 1-2 million years

  • Aluminum can: 200 years

Friendly Earth Environmental recognizes the impact plastic has on the environment.  Everyone must do their part and take the time to recycle.   Friendly Earth Environmental recycles most types of plastics including:

  • Acrylic

  • Polycarbonate

  • Low Density Poly Ethylene

  • High Density Poly Ethylene

  • PVC Pipe

  • Car Bumpers

  • Oil Field Pond Liners

  • PP Bulk Bags

From June 03 to 18, 1995, volunteers covering a 307 km coastline in the Maritimes collected more than 100,000 items of trash. Of the total garbage collected, 61.9% consisted of polystyrene and plastic.