Project: Sankalp
[B] Environment & Sustainability
➢ Challenge 1 – #How long until it is gone?
According to one of the researches, the following is the estimated time for
some everyday items to decompose in landfills:
Plastic bottle: 70-450 years
Plastic bag: 500-1,000 years
Tin can: around 50 years
Leather shoes: 25-40 years
Thread: 3-4 months
Cotton: 1-5 months
Rope: 3-14 months
Cigarette: 1-12 years
Aluminum can: 200 years
Milk packet (tetra) covers and
drink packets: 5 years
Nylon clothes: 30-40 years
Sanitary napkins and children
diapers: 500-800 years
Glass bottles: 1,000,000 years
Hair spray bottle: 200-500 years
Fishing line: 600 years
Glass bottle: 1-2 million years
Above points shown items how long they remain on Earth and seas
In my house many plastic items like plastic bottle,plastic food packaging box,etc
I inspire them to take a pledge to #giveup
Atleast one single use plastic (plastic bottle).
We not to use plastic bottles near future.
#bsgindia #stayathome #scouts4sdgs
#plasticchallenge #bsgptt #sankalpbyscoutguide's picture
from India, 5 months ago

Project Period

Started On
Friday, May 1, 2020
Ended On
Saturday, May 2, 2020



Service hours



Youth Programme
Youth Engagement
Adults in Scouting
Diversity and Inclusion
Safe from Harm
Spiritual Development
Scouting and Humanitarian Action
Better World Framework
Good Governance
Global Support Assessment Tool
Communications and Scouting Profile


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