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I would be surprised if it did. Los Angeles in excavating land fills finds that newspapers hot dogs, lettuce, guacamole still appear fresh. Isolated from air not much happens in a landfill. See this story https://www.nytimes.com/1992/08/13/nyregion/seeking-the-truth-in-refuse.html This actually is useful info. It means that appropriatly designed landfills ...


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Rice hulls , and I think other small grain hulls should be very good . Some pillows are stuffed with rice hulls ( the TV advertisements claim they are wonderful ).


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Until I see a lifecycle analysis of safety razor shaving vs. electric shaving to show electric is more sustainable (less water, less soap etc.), I would say safety razor wet-shaving seems to be the most sustainable and accessible, at least vs. plastic cartridge razors where you have to routinely throw away mixed metal+plastic pieces that will never be ...


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Recycling plastic uses less energy than producing new plastic Note: this answer borrows heavily from my answer to an earlier question about shipping plastic. According to Wikipedia, polyethylene (PE) is the most common type of plastic. There are three main categories of polyethylene (also from Wikipedia): PET (polyethylene terephthalate), used in polyester ...


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Walk your plastic to the recycling centre (in a reusable bag). Your items are slightly more likely to be recycled if you sort them yourself. A bag can be reused many times. Your recycling point should allow you to empty your bag into a large bin -- if not, ask them why! A short walk is good for physical and mental health. Don't be deterred from walking ...


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Is the recycling of 1 bag of plastic trash environmentally worth the production of 1 plastic bag to hold it? Almost certainly it is. Just for fun, I weighed a plastic bag. It's 14 grams. So if recycled plastic causes let's say 90% of the emissions non-recycled plastic causes (I'm using a really ridiculous number like 90% here, probably it's far smaller), ...


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Make that stuff out of PVC and other plastics that sink. Yes, we should be sequestering petroleum-based products like plastics, but there are nicer ways to go about it than letting it sink to the bottom of the ocean. Animals live on the ocean floor, even in the deep recesses of the Mariana Trench, so any plastic finding its way down there is more likely to ...


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