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Unformatted text preview: practical volume, and covered by material applied at the end of each operating day. Secure Chemical landfills are disposal sites for hazardous wastes, selected and designed to minimize the chance of release of hazardous substances into the environment. How long will trash be around? • cigarette butts: 1-5 years • aluminum cans and tabs: 500 years • glass bottles: 1000 years • plastic bags: 10-20 years • plastic coated paper: 5 years • plastic film containers: 20-30 years • nylon fabric: 30-40 years • leather: up to 50 years • wool socks: 1-5 years • orange and banana peels: up to 2 years • tin cans: 50 years • plastic six pack holders: 100 years • plastic bottles and styrofoam: indefinitely...
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- Spring '99
- Waste, Recyclable materials, Secure Chemical landfills