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Decomposing plastics

August 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Plastics In Oceans Decompose, Release Hazardous Chemicals, Surprising New Study Says
ScienceDaily (Aug. 20, 2009) — In the first study to look at what happens over the years to the billions of pounds of plastic waste floating in the world’s oceans, scientists are reporting that plastics — reputed to be virtually indestructible — decompose with surprising speed and release potentially toxic substances into the water.

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