Trash in the Ocean – How Long Does it Need to Break Down?

As divers you see it all the time. Trash floating in the water or collecting at the bottom. But have you ever thought of how long it takes for the trash to break down in the ocean?

You'll be surprised when you see it for yourself. Here's a short infographic showing a few of the most common trash items you'll find in the ocean and how long it'll take to break down.

Ocean Trash - How long does it need to break down - deepbluediving.org

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