|It is generally thought that fruit wastes have the great virtue of decomposing on their own, in the midst of nature, until they become fertilizer for their environment. Well, apparently, a recent investigation completely denies that idea. |
Rangers working in the Glacier National Park, which is located in the United States, have been asking visitors to this splendid place, not to forget to collect their food scraps. Since it is better to leave the fruit waste in the same dumps.
With a message posted on Facebook, which was shared more than 50,000 times in a short time, the social network of this park said: “Natural waste will not decompose so quickly.” A message that is complemented by an explanation describing that if animals do not devour such waste, the process will be extended for a long time.
A banana takes 2 years to decompose
According to the rangers, there are fruits that take years to decompose. And in that the conditions of the environment and the same climate influence quite a lot. Just analyze the banana peel, whose decomposition period can be extended to two years. Apple remains, however, do decompose in a considerably short period: two months.
To achieve a better dissemination of this message, the rangers and the Glacier National Park work team created an article where they thoroughly reflect on the decomposition of these wastes. This article was titled “Myth Hunters, Banana and Apple Heart Edition.”
One of the topics covered in this article is the reference to the origin of fruits. As they are not native fruits of the country, the decomposition process is completely different. In addition, on certain occasions they may become not so natural, due to the preservatives or other chemicals they may have.
Would you like to visit a park full of decaying fruit wastes?
The bottom line is that if wildlife itself is not responsible for contributing to the decomposition, naturally and under the effect of time, the process is lengthened. In addition, this article reflected on how such fruit waste can affect the roads and paths of the park.
For example, if you throw a banana peel on a road, it is likely that a deer or a rabbit decides to take advantage of this residue as its food. But, have you not thought about what could happen if a car passes right at the moment your banquet is taking place?
Beyond the decomposition process, there is the phenomenon of how seeds can germinate plants that are not native. And finally there is the fact that not everyone would love that a park as fascinating as Glacier National Park is flooded with debris. Think about if that is what you would like to discover when visiting a place like that.