Time taken to Decompose:

The facts vary from source to source, but even so…each statistic is shocking

  • Paper – 2.5 months
  • Orange Peel – 6 months
  • Milk Carton – 5 years
  • Cigarette Butt – 10-12 years
  • Plastic bag – 10-20 years
  • Disposable nappy – 75 years
  • Tin can – 100 years
  • Beer can – 200-500 years
  • Stryofoam – Never
  • Glass bottles and jars – Never

Australian Facts

Australia is one of the highest producers of waste per head of population in the world.

We throw out an average of $1036 of food every year per household

38% of Australian rubbish bins are full of food waste – think of all the wasted energy and resources that has gone into producing that food! (Food Waste Avoidance Bench Mark Study-NSW)

World Facts

It is estimated that over 13,000 pieces of plastic litter are floating on every square kilometre of ocean surface

When an animal dies from plastic ingestion, the animal decomposes and the plastic enters the environment again ready to kill.

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