Plastic is a material with a high shelf life that takes even longer to fully break down. Plastic bags take 20 years to break down. Plastic bottles take 450 years to break down! Plastic in landfills take 1000 years to break down!!! Plastic makes up 60-90% of all marine debris!!!!!! Plastic is causing a marine life genocide! 100,000 marine animals and 1 million sea birds are killed from plastic each year!! Plastic can be found on beaches all across the world from tourism beaches to tropical beaches with no human traffic. This plastic epidemic has become a plague that is wiping on life in the ocean at an exponential rate! Scientists have recently created a mutant enzyme that eats plastic like candy!!!!! WE NEED TO PUSH THAT CHEMICAL AND START DEGRADING PLASTIC AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. WE NEED TO PULL ALL THE PLASTIC OUT OF THE OCEAN AND FOREST SO THAT THIS ENZYME CAN RID US OF OUR PLASTIC EPIDEMIC.
http://storage.neic.org/event/docs/1129/how_long_does_it_take_garbage_to_decompose.pdf https://www.sas.org.uk/our-work/plastic-pollution/plastic-pollution-facts-figures/ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/16/scientists-accidentally-create-mutant-enzyme-that-eats-plastic-bottles