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Infographic: How Long to Decompose?

Posted on the 15 April 2013 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev

From the Ocean Conservation Society, using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), this infographic is full of staggering and somewhat depressing facts like fishing line lasts up to 600 years before it biodegrades.

We’ve posted about this before but it is worth remembering. This is especially true as we run around with hectic schedules that leave little time for us to consider the impact of our consumption and just how long a misplaced plastic bag, let’s say, could linger in the environment (10 – 20 years). 


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By Elisa Sin Prisa
posted on 01 April at 00:22

what? according to many other sources, a plastic bag needs sth. between 200 and 500 years to decompose, this infographic is way too optimistic.