Plastic bottle washes up looking ‘almost new’ after nearly 50 years at sea

Plastic bottle washes up looking ‘almost new’ after nearly 50 years at sea
Fonte: The Guardian
Coastguard expresses shock after decades-old piece of debris ends up on UK beach
A plastic washing-up bottle that is at least 47 years old has been found washed up on a beach in the UK with its lettering and messaging still clear, prompting warnings about the enduring problem of plastic waste.

The item, found by a coastguard warden at a beach in Somerset, “still looks almost new”, said the organisation. “We were staggered yesterday by how much debris has washed up on the beach,” wrote the Burnham Coastguard on Facebook. “It’s shocking how long … rubbish can survive and ultimately harm nature.”
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