Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Plastic Aplenty! (Or, Why Recycle?)

Almost every piece of plastic that has ever been created is still in existence today. That’s because it takes about 1000 years for a plastic bag or water bottle to decompose naturally, and a plastic milk jug takes about 1 million years.  (A latex condom takes 30.)  And as they degrade they release toxic chemicals which can’t be metabolized by flora or fauna.

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