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    Angry Trash In Our Lakes

    Saw this on another forum:

    How long does it take trash to disappear from the lake?

    Its very important to keep our trash and debris out of the lake. Do you know that it takes this long for the following to disappear from the lake?

    2-4 weeks Paper Towels
    6 weeks Newspaper
    2 months Cardboard Box
    2 months Apple Core
    1-5 months Cotton Glove
    3-14 months Cotton Rope
    3 months Waxed Milk Carton
    6 months Photo-degradable Beverage Container
    1-3 years Plywood
    1 year Biodegradable Diaper
    1 year Wool Glove
    13 years Painted Wood
    50 years Styrofoam Cup
    50 years Tin Can
    80 years Styrofoam Buoy
    200 years Aluminum Can
    400 years Plastic Beverage Holder
    450 years Disposable Diaper
    450 years Plastic Milk Jug
    450 years Plastic Drink Bottle
    600 years Fishing Line
    Undetermined Glass Bottles

    Please help keep your lake clean! If you see something floating in the water, pick it up and put it in your ski or boat. If you are tempted to throw trash away yourself, think about this: What are we leaving for our future generations.


    We should make this required reading !!!! Or atleast a Sticky !!!
    Tim


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    Quote Originally Posted by TimAtkinson View Post
    Saw this on another forum:

    How long does it take trash to disappear from the lake?

    Its very important to keep our trash and debris out of the lake. Do you know that it takes this long for the following to disappear from the lake?

    2-4 weeks Paper Towels
    6 weeks Newspaper
    2 months Cardboard Box
    2 months Apple Core
    1-5 months Cotton Glove
    3-14 months Cotton Rope
    3 months Waxed Milk Carton
    6 months Photo-degradable Beverage Container
    1-3 years Plywood
    1 year Biodegradable Diaper
    1 year Wool Glove
    13 years Painted Wood
    50 years Styrofoam Cup
    50 years Tin Can
    80 years Styrofoam Buoy
    200 years Aluminum Can
    400 years Plastic Beverage Holder
    450 years Disposable Diaper
    450 years Plastic Milk Jug
    450 years Plastic Drink Bottle
    600 years Fishing Line
    Undetermined Glass Bottles

    Please help keep your lake clean! If you see something floating in the water, pick it up and put it in your ski or boat. If you are tempted to throw trash away yourself, think about this: What are we leaving for our future generations.


    We should make this required reading !!!! Or atleast a Sticky !!!
    Tim
    thanks for posting this, i always try to put up trash out of the water. i also understand that trash sometimes does accidentally fall out of boats, it has happened to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadroj View Post
    thanks for posting this, i always try to put up trash out of the water. i also understand that trash sometimes does accidentally fall out of boats, it has happened to me.
    It does happen! we try to take more than we leave! I always carry garbage bags on my ski's ( all off mine have decent if not absurd amounts of storage )
    now I am no do gooder by any means but when I am at the lake I feel like the old Indian in the commercial who starts to cry over the trash, I can't even go barefoot anymore with all the glass

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    This is about the only good thing that has come off PWCTODAY forum

    I read it and learned alot.

    Thought it might inspire us to go the extra mile.

    Tim

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