The Ocean

This is how long everyday plastic items last in the ocean

Many plastic items can take hundreds of years to degrade in the ocean. Image: REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Kate Whiting

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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Some plastic products take hundreds of years to break down. Image: Statista

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