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How long nature takes to assimilate

1 apple core: 15 days – 3 months
1 newspaper: 4-12 months
1 cigarette: 2 years
1 can: 20-100 years
1 plastic bottle: 100-1,000 years
1 glass bottle: 4000 years
lighters: 110 years
aluminum cans: 10 years
plastic bag: 1000 years
synthetic fabric: 500 years
match: 6 months
gum: 5 years
kleenex: 7 weeks
absorbent/diapers: 300 years
cigarette butt: 2 years
[source: Quadrifoglio]

paper numbers

No. plants in Italy: 156
Annual production: 8,600,000 t

total annual consumption: 12 million t
individual average consumption: 201.8 kg
of which 13 kg of toilet paper
[source: Assocarta]

20% of pages printed per year in office
They are printed in error and binned immediately.
The average life of 30 % of the printed sheets is 5 minutes.
50 billion sheets of paper, equivalent to two million trees are wasted every year in Italy.
[source: CNIPA]

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