I recently saw a Facebook post from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) that captured my attention by offering up an interesting statistic. It was a simple post that stated that it takes between 80 and 100 years for an aluminum can to decompose.

I had never really thought about how long it took for an aluminum beer can to disintegrate into nothing. I have seen plenty of them fade but I never thought about them turning into dust. The same post also stated that you should buy or collect firewood within 50 miles of where you plan to burn it.

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If these kinds of fun facts interest you the NYS DEC wants you to know they have lots of them and they all help us help out the environment. It also means that you may randomly have answers to weird things at the next trivia night you attend with your friends.

So how do you get all this knowledge to share with your co-workers while you are waiting for the latest version of TEAMS to load? Easy you simply sign-up for the NYS DEC newsletter. It is full of fun facts like these plus important information you will want for the region you live in. Everything from how to help a turtle cross the road. To what kind of bears might live in your backyard.

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