Rotting rate chart

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Use this poster in the classroom as an effective way to show children how long it takes for various objects/materials to rot. See the Environment special on pages 17-23 of the October 2005 issue of Child Education.

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  1. Bgfnfggdtjguhtd
    on 15 May 2015


    Wow amazing thing

  2. Helen
    on 22 August 2013

    consfusing terminology

    I thought only organic materials can be said to 'rot'. The other materials may 'decompose' or 'brak down' but it's a different process, not bacterial.

  3. Lorna
    on 25 February 2013

    I have used this a lot

    I have found this a really useful resource to raise awareness about litter and recycling in schools and have used this a lot over a number of years.

    4 out of 5
  4. lili
    on 1 December 2011



    on 19 May 2011

    Great for raising awareness

    Thank you so much for this resource - it is good for use with adults as well as children & a great tool for raising awareness during 'Green Weeks'.

    5 out of 5