Question of the Week Podcast

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Mon, 5th Mar 2012

When will indestructible plastics finally degrade?

Turtle and plastic bags (c) thebiggoodbye

We know that nothing persists for ever so surely plastics in the sea have to break down at some point. How long does it take? And where does the plastic end up?

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  • When will indestructible plastics finally degrade?

    I understand that acrylic, polystyrene and polyester plastics make up most of the growing body of waste plastics in our oceans and they never get broken down but get ingested by ocean life. But we know that nothing persists for ever so surely plastics in the sea have to break dow...

 

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