Lifespan of Plastics vs Animals

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(Last Updated On: October 7, 2018)

Plastics have made our lives easier and are important to keeping many materials cheap, flexible, durable, and transparent. However, there’s a dark side to plastics: how do we properly dispose of them to avoid the plastic pollution that is taking over the oceans around the world and poses a risk to public health? This fun infographic sheds light on how long it takes to break down various plastics by comparing it to the lifespans of different animals.

Infographic Source: https://www.gradschools.com/programs/public-health/pollution-global-public-health-life-of-plastics

 

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