Every day we use plenty of items that cause irreparable damage to the environment.
Let's take a look at the most popular of them - and calculate how long it will take a plastic item to decompose.
Containers for eggs and vegetables
It takes them 10 to 100 years to fully decompose - and poison water, air and living organisms in the process. In Russia, there are currently no facilities that process this type of plastic (polystyrene).
Plastic containers for eggs and meat can be substituted by packaging made of corrugated cardboard that breaks down in natural environment.
The average time of its decomposition is 500 years. It takes pure plastic many years to decompose. Modern plastic products can reduce the decomposition time to 30-80 years.
Plastic tableware can be substituted by dishes made of glass or hard plastic.