Marine Dumping & Water Pollution

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Dumping of litter in the sea can cause huge problems. Litter items such as 6-pack ring packaging can get caught in marine animals and may result in death. Different items take different lengths of time to degrade in water:

 

  • Cardboard – Takes 2 weeks to degrade.
  • Newspaper – Takes 6 weeks to degrade.
  • Photodegradable packaging – Takes 6 weeks to degrade.
  • Foam – Takes 50 years to degrade.
  • Styrofoam – Takes 80 years to degrade.
  • Aluminium – Takes 200 years to degrade.
  • Plastic packaging – Takes 400 years to degrade.
  • Glass – It takes so long to degrade that we don’t know the exact time

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