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End Of The Week Recap: April 26th
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By Recyclebank |

Here’s a quick recap of some key eco-living info from this past week.

What new material is being made from pineapple leaves?
Pinatex® is a natural alternative to leather and petroleum-based faux-leather fabrics, and it's made from a byproduct of pineapple cultivation — pineapple leaves!
  • Bio-plastic
  • Faux-leather
  • Paper
  • Rubber
What kind of decomposition creates lots of methane?
Decomposition without oxygen occurs in landfills because of the extreme weight of all the trash, and creates the potent greenhouse gas methane.
  • Anaerobic decomposition (without oxygen)
  • Aerobic decomposition (with oxygen)
What kind of metal can decomposes faster?
Steel cans decompose about 4 times faster than aluminum cans. But the best case scenario is they both get recycled into new products.
  • Steel can
  • Aluminum can
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