The BBC asks "When will indestructible plastics finally degrade?"
And Minnesota's Center for Sustainable Polymers Director, Marc Hillmyer answers. Speaking to Dr. Hannah Critchlow of the "Naked Scientist" podcast, Hillmyer explained how traditional plastics can take over 100 years to degrade depending on their chemical compositions. This is because many durable plastics are resistant to sunlight and are hydrophobic (hate the water).
Listen to his full explanation here.