Don't Toss Banana Peels Out The Car Window

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By 98.5 KTK

The common justification for tossing banana peels, apple cores, orange peels and such out the car window or along the hiking trail is that it is organic and it decompose. While that is technically true, it is still litter and they don't disappear nearly as fast as you might think. The truth is that fruits and vegetables left outside won't shrivel, turn black, and disintegrate in a matter of hours, like a time-lapse video from middle school biology. In fact, an apple core can take two months to decompose. A banana skin or orange peel can take up to two years and in drier climates, they can last indefinitely, leaving plenty of time for animals who shouldn’t eat it to come along and eat it. The best place for organic trash is the same place you put non-organic waste; in the garbage can.

SOURCE: Pocket

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