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How Long Does It Take for Plastic to Degrade?

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Plastic bags are made form polyethylene which micro-organisms do not recognize as food. According to some news, plastic bags take around 500 years to degrade.
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Plastic bags are estimated to take approximately 1,000 years to degrade. This means that unless they are disposed off properly, they form long lasting litter.
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if you mean a Grozny bag than it will last about 500 years i think. better than none the less.
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The average plastic carrier bag is used for five minutes,
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A cotton bag will take a few months to biodegrade/decompose.
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it takes up to 14 years to desolve a plastic bag
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