This Plastic Action Centre infographic shows how long common single-use plastics will last in our environment, and provide sustainable alternatives to these products. 

There are no natural processes to decompose plastic, so there is no way to know exactly how long plastic in our environment will last. Estimates range from hundreds of years to never. That’s because plastics are synthetic, petroleum-based polymers. This is why it’s important to consider alternatives to single-use plastics that commonly end up as pollution in our environment.

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