The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services writes that “Once in the …


The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services writes that “Once in the water, plastic never fully biodegrades” and includes an estimated decomposition time for plastic bags at 10 to 20 years. However, depending on the bag’s composition, it could take upwards of 1,000 years
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Jelly-fish look-alike: Sea turtles mistake floating plastics for their prey the jellyfish, and are most likely to consume them. It has been proved that turtles actually seek plastic bags out mistaking them for food . This causes the animals to choke to death, or die of hunger when the bags clog their stomachs, reports Center for Biological Diversity. Once these animals die, the undecomposed plastic bag can be re-eaten by another animal. So a single bag can kill more than once according to Ocean Crusader. It is not just turtles, but also dolphins and whales that are choked or starved to death due to plastic bags.
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