An apple core takes 2 months to decompose
A Banana or Orange Peel takes up to 2 years to decompose
A leather shoe takes up to 50 years to decompose
Nylon clothing will decompose in 30 to 40 years
100% cotton takes only 1-5 months to decompose
A wool sock will decompose in 1 to 5 years
Aluminum Cans decompose in 80-100 years
A piece of paper or a paper towel will decompose in about 2 to 4 weeks.
A disposable diaper will decompose in about 10 to 20 years.
A plastic beverage bottle decomposes in about 450 years
Paper bags decompose in 2 to 5 months
A discarded cigarette or cigarette butt will decompose in 1 to 5 years
Plastic bags take from 10 to 20 years to decompose