Plastic Breaks Down Faster Than Thought

trashA recent study finds that plastic, generally thought as almost indestructible, breaks down rapidly in the ocean.  But, this is actually very bad.  Once thought to take high temperatures and possibly hundreds of years to break down, the study found that plastic breaks down at much lower temperatures and within a year of entering the ocean.  Unfortunately this causes a host of toxic chemical, including bisphenol A, to be released into the ocean.  For more information, see National Geographic News.

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