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Plastic bottle

Plastic bottle

Facts

LatinPlasticus aquarius
Size22 cm
Food-
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LocationThere is plastic in all of the world's oceans. Plastic has even been found in the remotest regions around Antarctica and at the bottom of the deep sea, where very few people have ever been.
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Around one million plastic bottles are sold every minute. Many of them are only used once and then thrown away, possibly ending up in the sea.

Lifetime

It takes around 450 years for a plastic bottle that ends up in the sea to break down and disappear completely. This is over 5 times as long as a Dane's average life expectancy.