Education Champions – Youth Activists – Knowledge on Plastics

Do you know how long it takes for the different plastic materials to decay and where they go?

The truth is plastic doesn’t decay. They just turn into tiny particles. Duration for decomposing varies based on the type of plastic.

  1. Cigarette butts: 10-12 years
  2. Plastic bags: 10-20 years
  3. Coffee cups: 30 years
  4. Foam cups: 50 years
  5. Plastic bottles: 450 years
  6. Plastic diapers: 500 years
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