1 – 3 YEARS, OR INDEFINITE?

Plastic Bag

A person uses a plastic bag for an average of 12 minutes before disposal. When a bag enters the sea suffocation or entanglement may occur but
ingestion is the main issue.

Sea turtles often mistake bags for their favourite food of jelly fish and squid when seen floating in the water column.

(Since this project was created research now estimates that a plastic bag takes between 10 to 15 years to degrade in the sea).

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