How Long Does It Take for Plastic to Degrade?


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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