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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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The correct answer is basically it will NEVER biodegrade. Here is the dicionary definition of biodegrade: capable of being broken down especially into innocuous products by the action
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five years.
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It takes 70-450 years to decompose. And if you buy biodegradable platic it only takes 75-180 days. Wow, that is a BIG difference and that is fantastic that people actually look at
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