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www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1543-measuring-biodegradability

Jun 19, 2008 ... It may take many years before the toy car disappears entirely. ... Styrofoam cup. 500 years to forever ... Plastic bags have only been around for about 50 years, so how do the scientists know how long they take to degrade?

sciencing.com/long-styrofoam-break-down-5407877.html

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  ...

www.csuohio.edu/sustainability/fun-stuff-and-fast-facts

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 ...

www.reference.com/science/long-styrofoam-decompose-618324f067462d41

Styrofoam does not decompose in the environment under normal circumstances. Much like plastic, Styrofoam is made from a polystyrene-based petroleum ...

www.quora.com/Recycling-How-long-does-it-take-for-styrofoam-to-decompose

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, but ...

behealthyandrelax.com/2007/11/how-long-does-it-take-to-decompose

How long does a banana take to decompose if it has been inserted up my arse? ... As for Styrofoam, even the EPA indicates that the idea it will take a million ...

www.scgh.com/featured/pop-goes-the-polystyrene

... plastic can take hundreds and hundreds of years to decompose, but with Burd's ... she did not mention how long it takes for the bacterium to decompose polystyrene, ... Most recycling centers do not accept EPS because they do not have the ...

www.cleanup.org.au/PDF/au/clean_up_australia_polystrene_factsheet.pdf

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

www.brighthub.com/environment/green-living/articles/107380.aspx

Feb 21, 2011 ... If you have ever wondered how long it takes plastic to decompose, we have ... PS - This is the plastic in Styrofoam packaging peanuts, cups, coolers ... you might be wondering how long does it take plastic to decompose under ...

abe-research.illinois.edu/pubs/factsheets/styrofoam.pdf

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.