It takes much longer than you might think for litter to decompose. Here are a few examples.
…an orange peel? 6 months
…a wet wipe? 100 years, because of the plastic it contains
…a plastic water bottle? 450 years
…a snack bar wrapper? Never! Foil doesn’t biodegrade.
… Toilet Paper? If buried 6” in the soil, 5 weeks
If exposed, 7-10 weeks
If under a rock, many years
If above 6000 feet, same… but add a year!
Please, pack out your trash!