The Shocking Truth About Biodegradable Plastics

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Plastic makes our lives much more convenient, but it takes a very, very long time to decompose. How long does it take, and do biodegradable plastics solve this problem?

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How long does it take for plastics to biodegrade?
http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/how-long-does-it-take-for-plastics-to-biodegrade.htm
“Drop a ketchup bottle on the floor, and you’ll be thankful for polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, the nearly indestructible plastic used to make most containers and bottles.”

Time it takes for garbage to decompose in the environment
http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/coastal/trash/documents/marine_debris.pdf

Do Biodegradable Plastics Really Work?
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2009/05/do-biodegradable-plastics-really-work
“Just how long does it take for conventional plastics to completely break down?”
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