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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

Apr 24, 2017 ... Unfortunately, Styrofoam, a brand name of a polystyrene product, takes a hefty toll on the environment and takes a very long time 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.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.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 ...

www.quora.com/How-long-does-polystyrene-take-to-decompose

In "Biodegradation of Polystyrene, Poly(methyl methacrylate), and Phenol Formaldehyde" by Kaplan, Hartenstein, and Sutter, it is shown that ...

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

Check out how long each of these products take to decompose in the environment… ... Jug: 1 million years; Glass: 1-2 million years; Styrofoam: 1+ million years.

teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/magazines/edition4/pdfs/SN4-041408-REPRO-2.pdf

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?

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

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.

www.thebalance.com/how-long-does-it-take-garbage-to-decompose-2878033

Feb 28, 2017 ... How long does it take garbage to decompose, such as plastic bags, bottles ... Styrofoam- It does not biodegrade;; Nylon Fabric- 30-40 years; ...