1. Polystyrene breaks down naturally in just DECADES, not thousands of years previously predicted  Daily Mail
  2. Sunlight degrades polystyrene faster than expected  Phys.org
  3. Sunlight can degrade polystyrene in just decades, rather than thousands of years, study finds  The Independent
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To test whether sunlight could break down polystyrene, researchers from Massachusetts in the US placed five of the most commonly-used types in water and under a sun-simulating lamp.To test whether sunlight could break down polystyrene, researchers from Massachusetts in the US placed five of the most commonly-used types in water and under a sun-simulating lamp.

Polystyrene breaks down naturally in just DECADES, not thousands of years previously predicted | Daily Mail Online

A study published by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that polystyrene, one of the world's most ubiquitous plastics, may degrade in decades or centuries when exposed to ...

Sunlight degrades polystyrene faster than expected

Polystyrene degrades much faster than previously thought – breaking down in decades or centuries when exposed to sunlight, a study has found. Scientists had believed that the polluting material, widely used for food packaging due to its lightness and low cost, would last for thousands of years in the natural environment. However, researchers using simulated sunlight have nowPolystyrene degrades much faster than previously thought – breaking down in decades or centuries when exposed to sunlight, a study has found. Scientists had believed that the polluting material,

Sunlight can degrade polystyrene in just decades, rather than thousands of years, study finds | The Independent