Lego bricks in the ocean could take 1,300 years to degrade
Researchers at the University of Plymouth analyzed bricks that had washed up on the coastlines of southwest England. They confirmed the ages of individual pieces and weighed them, then compared the result with that of equivalent unused pieces.
“However, the full extent of its durability was even a surprise to us.
“The pieces we tested had smoothed and discolored, with some of the structures having fractured and fragmented, suggesting that as well as pieces remaining intact, they might also break down into microplastics.
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