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Sunlight can break down marine plastic into tens of thousands of chemical compounds, study finds

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Sunlight was once thought to only fragment plastics in the marine environment into smaller particles that chemically resemble the original material and persist forever. However, scientists more recently have learned that sunlight also chemically transforms plastic into a suite of polymer-, dissolved-, and gas-phased products.

Source: ScienceDaily.com