Marine Debris Decomposition Rates

Think tossing that aluminum can overboard is ok? Think again!
While average decomposition time depends upon numerous factors including material type, size, exposure to sunlight, and location (beach, sea, etc), it is clear that it doesn’t happen overnight!

Furthermore, trash in the ocean kills an estimated one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and turtles every year when they ingest or become entangled in it (source: Ocean Conservancy).


Play it safe – bag it up!

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