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  • v  break down naturally through the action of biological agents
    Plastic bottles do not biodegrade

  • They are typically made of polyethylene and can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade in landfills that emit harmful greenhouse gases.
  • The toxic industrial chemicals known as PCBs, which were discharged into the river by General Electric plants until the company agreed to stop, do not biodegrade; they have to be .
  • Onysko is passionate about the impact of grooming habits on the environment (the average shower gel takes 200 to 300 years to biodegrade once it's rinsed down the drain).

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