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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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