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Degradation time in water required for waste by type

Time taken for waste to degrade in water, by material type

by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 1, 2016
Degradation time in water required for waste by type This statistic displays the amount of time it takes for various materials to degrade in water. For styrofoam, it takes up to 80 years for degradation. In some of the most polluted parts of the ocean, the mass of plastic can be more than six times the mass of plankton.
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Time taken for waste to degrade in water, by material type

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by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 1, 2016
This statistic displays the amount of time it takes for various materials to degrade in water. For styrofoam, it takes up to 80 years for degradation. In some of the most polluted parts of the ocean, the mass of plastic can be more than six times the mass of plankton.
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