Plastics and the Environment

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Some plastic can take over 500 years to dissolve in the ocean. Image: REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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Plastic can take 500 years to bio-degrade in the ocean
The time it takes certain plastics to bio-degrade in the ocean Image: Statista
Two samples of Danafungia scruposa (Scleractinia, Fungiidae), each a solitary coral composed of a single polyp.
Microplastics can become stuck on the mushroom coral’s jagged surface. Image: Frontiers in Marine Science

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