Polystyrene breaks down naturally in just DECADES, not thousands of years previously predicted
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Polystyrene breaks down naturally in just DECADES, not thousands of years previously predicted

When exposed to sunlight, polystyrene can break down in as little as decades or centuries, rather than thousands of years, a study from the US reveals.The ubiquitous plastic — which is used for assorted applications from takeaway boxes to packaging materials — is often considered to last ‘forever’.However experts using a sun-simulating lamp found they could…