How long does plastic take to decompose?

The World Wildlife Fund has shared this chart showing how long certain plastics take to decompose. This illustrates just how important it is to reduce the amount of plastic packaging we buy and to recycle as much as possible. 

For example, recycling one plastic bottle saves enough energy to power a 60W light bulb for six hours while it takes 450 years to decompose.

It’s something most of us are aware of, so do recycle that plastic – very important now for the good of the planet. Get using that recycling bin!