When you use a disposable diaper, some scientists would tell you the plastic in that diaper actually stays in the environment for hundreds of years. The plastic bag you brought home from the grocery store? Estimates vary, but some put the number of years it takes to decompose as high as one thousand. Whether those numbers are accurate or more research needs to be done doesn’t change what we know about how plastics are showing up in oceans all over the world – and not only harming marine life ...
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