How Long Do You Think Trash Takes To Decompose?

Take our fun quiz built with Outgrow to see how long your waste or trash takes to fully decompose in landfill. We cover the main items such as organic waste, packaging waste (think drink bottles and cans), and also some odds and ends.


You will be surprised. Hopefully, it may make you think about how much rubbish and junk we produce as a society.

Some waste lives forever or almost forever. That is the truth. This is why it can be such a big problem in the environment, particularly to our oceans and seas.

For related content, check out our carbon neutral calculator here. You can also see our infographic on recycling facts for Australia here.

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