Only 403 years to go. Plastic bottle washes up looking ‘almost new’ after nearly 50 years at sea – Kate Lyons.

A plastic washing-up bottle that is at least 47 years old has been found washed up on a beach in the UK with its lettering and messaging still clear, prompting warnings about the enduring problem of plastic waste.

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The bottle advertises itself as 4d off, meaning it dates back to before decimalisation was introduced in Britain in 1971, making it at least 47 years old.

Some types of plastic bottles take 450 years to break down.

Every dot represents 20kg of plastic, according to a six year worldwide study.

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The Guardian

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