Fruit Peels Do not Biodegrade Like You Think

Picture this: you’re on a hike somewhere, you’re about halfway up the mountain, and you realize you’re ready to stop for a quick break and a snack. Resting against a large boulder, you reach into your bag and pull out a granola bar and an apple. In a few minutes, you’re done eating, and you take a drink of water before zipping the granola bar wrapper securely into your bag. You throw your apple core off the trail a few feet into the woods. You continue on your way.