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According to ScienceAlert (This article and its images were originally posted on ScienceAlert October 10, 2018 at 02:19AM.)
Coastguards in the UK have discovered a washed-up piece of rubbish that shows the stunning staying power of plastic pollution.
This decades-old bottle of Fairy dishwashing liquid is estimated to be nearly 50 years old, but almost looks like it was manufactured just the other week.
Yes, it’s crumpled and muddy. But the colours and branding are still bright, the text still clearly legible, the plastic still firm and intact.
It is, essentially, an ageless piece of humanity’s trash that cannot, will not, die. An enduring reminder of how big a problem the world is facing as plastic in our oceans and waterways mounts up, threatening to give even fish a run for their money.
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