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Sunlight degrades polystyrene much faster than expected

Energy Daily Friday, 11 October 2019 ()
Sunlight degrades polystyrene much faster than expectedWashington DC (SPX) Oct 11, 2019

Polystyrene persists in the environment for millennia, according to some international governmental agencies. This estimate is based on the amount of time required for microbes to break down the plastic. But now researchers have challenged this common assumption with the finding that sunlight can break down polystyrene over a much shorter time scale, from decades to centuries. They report
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