How long until it is gone

Depending on how thirsty you are, it might take you less than five minutes to swig back the contents of a plastic bottle. But it takes the ocean 450 years to break down the plastic. Taking up to 600 years to biodegrade, while disposable diapers will take as long as plastic bottles – 450 years to break down. Plastic shopping bags will take up to 20 years to break down, while Styrofoam takeaway coffee cups take 50 years. Every year, around eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean. Earlier this year, a pilot whale that died off the coast of southern Thailand was found to have swallowed 80 plastic bags.

Found most frequently in Sea:
1) cigarette butts
2) paper pieces
3) plastic pieces
4) styrofoam
5) glass pieces
6) plastic food bags
7) plastic caps and lids
8) metal beverage cans
9) plastic straws
10) glass beverage bottles
11) plastic beverage bottles
12) styrofoam cups
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Be aware of Plastic and it’s harm
Plastic bottle: 70-450 years
Plastic bag: 500-1,000 years
Tin can: around 50 years
Leather shoes: 25-40 years
Thread: 3-4 months
Cotton: 1-5 months
Rope: 3-14 months
Cigarette: 1-12 years
Aluminum can: 200 years
Milk packet (tetra) covers and drink packets: 5 years
Nylon clothes: 30-40 years
Sanitary napkins and children diapers: 500-800 years
Glass bottles: 1,000,000 years
Hair spray bottle: 200-500 years
Fishing line: 600 years
Glass bottle: 1-2 million years
Understanding the different types of plastic and how long they remain on the Earth or in Seas.
Make a survey of Single use plastic at your home within your family members and inspire them to take a pledge to #giveup atleast 1 Single use plastic.
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