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Polystyrene

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Polystyrene (PS) /ˌpɒliˈstaɪriːn/ is a synthetic aromatic polymer made from the monomer ... In chemical terms, polystyrene is a long chain hydrocarbon wherein ... the chains...

Fun Stuff and Fast Facts | Cleveland State University

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Here's How Long it Takes for Certain Products to Decompose ... years; Plastic Jug: 1 million years; Glass: 1-2 million years; Styrofoam: 1+ million years. Source: http://behealthyandrelax.com/2007/11/how-long-does-it-take-to-decompose ...

How Long Does It Take To Decompose? | Be Healthy and Relax

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How long does a banana take to decompose if it has been inserted up my arse? mm • 10 ... Dose styrofoam really take 1 million years to break. taylor lee • 4 ...

How Long Does It Take Garbage to Decompose? - Recycling

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Plastic waste is one of many types of wastes that take too long to decompose. .... Glove - 3 months;; Cardboard - 2 months;; Styrofoam- It does not biodegrade; ...

Polystyrene - Clean Up Australia

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Polystyrene is one of many types of plastic but it is of particular environmental ... decomposition of organisms over ... significant volume of landfill over long.

How Long to Disappear? - Scholastic

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Apr 14, 2008 ... items can take a long time to decompose ... to decompose? Styrofoam cup ... How long does it take for an aluminum can to decompose?

Time it takes for garbage to decompose in the environment:

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Time it takes for garbage to decompose in the environment: Glass Bottle................. ......... 1 million years. Monofilament Fishing Line… 600 years. Plastic Beverage ...

How Long Does It Take For Trash to Biodegrade? | Green Eco ...

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Sep 8, 2008 ... 730 thousand tons of styrofoam and plastic plates and cups (710 ... How do scientists know how long it takes for things to decompose?

How Long Does it Take for Styrofoam to Break Down? | eHow

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Unfortunately, Styrofoam, a brand name of a polystyrene product, takes a hefty toll on the environment and takes a very long time to decompose. Because of the  ...

The Pros and Cons of Styrofoam

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We know it as Styrofoam, but its technical name is ... ever name it goes by, foamed polystyrene has been hailed by ... Foamed polystyrene does not biodegrade.

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Measuring biodegradability | Sciencelearn Hub

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Jun 19, 2008 ... In nature, different materials biodegrade at different rates. ... Styrofoam cup ... so how do the scientists know how long they take to degrade?

Recycling: How long does it take for styrofoam to decompose? - Quora

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The short version is, it takes longer for styrofoam to decompose than the time that has elapsed since styrofoam was invented. In other words, we don't know, ...

Styrofoam: The Eco-Enemy - SCGH

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Long-term exposure to styrene is much more dangerous, causing headaches, ... Another reason why recycling centers do not collect expanded plastic foam is the cost- it's expensive. ... Restaurants continue to choose EPS for take-out containers. ... Tseng discovered that bacteria from mealworms decomposes Styrofoam.