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How Long Until It’s Gone?
Valerie Dufort-Roy | Klish Way

We are increasingly aware that our consumption habits affect the environment. Almost everything we buy is wrapped and coated in layers of plastic and cardboard, that often heads directly to the landfill. Inevitably, what goes in the landfill is deemed to chemically release methane, a substance guilty of instigating the climate change crisis. In our quest to be better informed consumers, awareness of the estimated decomposition timeframe of consumer goods might help improve our choices. Here is an infamous list, along with environmentally desirable habits or alternatives.

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