The infographic is courtesy of randomsrc and outlines the length of time it takes for your trash to decompose. This is definitely food for thought. It should encourage you to reuse, reduce and recycle. It wouldn’t hurt to write to your favorite brands and ask them to reduce the amount of packaging they use. There is no need to individually wrap cookies or for your muesli to be in a bag and a box.
Here are some more compelling statistics from Greenpeace: