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Ever wonder How Long Your Clothes Live in a Landfill?⠀

Although you may not consider your discarded clothes to be waste, the EPA reported that in 2012, rubber, leather, and textiles made up nearly 9 percent of the 251 million tons of waste produced in the U.S. that year.⠀

If banana peels, which usually decompose within a few days, made up 250.5 million tons of that figure, our dependency on landfills might not be so bad. Of course, that isn’t the case. Here is a short list of how long various clothing items take to biodegrade in landfills:⠀

• Cotton glove: 3 months⠀
• Wool: 1 to 5 years⠀
• Leather shoes: 25 to 40 years⠀
• Nylon: 30 to 40 years⠀
• Rubber boot sole: 50 to 80 years⠀

the little things matter.⠀

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