As you all know, I am mostly a treehugger.
So, this morning, I read some nice facts in the Metro and would like to share and make a case to recycle, in case you aren’t. This is how long it takes some shit to “biodegrade”:
Orange peel 2-5 weeks
Paper 2-5 months
Cigarette butt 10 years
Nylon Fabric: 30-40 years
Leather: 50 years
Rubber boot sole: 50-80 years
Tin case: 50-100 years
Batteries: 100 years
Aluminum cans: 200-500 years
Disposable diapers: 500-600 years
Sanitary pads: 500-800 years
I wanted to say that I would make a pledge to not use things unless they biodegrade in my lifetime and some. But I would have to exclude rubber soles. Since I lost my TV remote, I don’t have anything on batteries in my house (WIN), if I ever have kids, I always wanted to use cloth diapers (except for travel situations)…..but shit, sanitary pads?I have to draw the line there. I can’t do it. I know there is that little plastic insert cup that people use but I simply cannot do it. 500-800 years? Anyone know any sanitary pads that are greener?
A quick search found these: http://www.healthsuperstore.com/p-natracare-natural-ultra-super-plus-pads.htm I have never checked at Whole Foods…might be time!!!