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‘Forever’ is indeed the key word here. How often do you consider what actually happens to plastic once you’re finished with it? Even if this plastic bag breaks down into smaller pieces, where do they end up?

It seems difficult to find a clear answer, but research suggests that rather than decomposing, they continue becoming smaller and small pieces.

Some interesting reading: http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/go-outside/how-long-does-it-really-take-a-plastic-grocery-bag-to-degrade/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/08/090820-plastic-decomposes-oceans-seas.html

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