Lego bricks survive in the sea for up to 1,300 years

Millions of tiny pieces of LEGO to slosh around in the big seas - and they will not disappear on a provisional basis. New research suggests that it takes betw

Lego bricks survive in the sea for up to 1,300 years

Millions of tiny pieces of LEGO to slosh around in the big seas - and they will not disappear on a provisional basis. New research suggests that it takes betw

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
19 mart 2020 Thursday 03:00
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Lego bricks survive in the sea for up to 1,300 years

Millions of tiny pieces of LEGO to slosh around in the big seas - and they will not disappear on a provisional basis.

New research suggests that it takes between 100 and 1,300 years for a classic legoklods to be decomposed in the sea - depending on what kind of plastic the block contains, and what sea conditions it is exposed to. It writes ScienceAlert.com according to the Science.dk.

the Results surprised the researchers behind the study.

- The (legoklodsen, red.) is designed so that it can keep to be used and played with; therefore it is not surprising that, even though it potentially staying in the sea for decades, not being particularly worn. However, it also came behind in the us, how long it appears to survive in the water, says professor and lead author of the study Andrew Turner to ScienceAlert.com according to the Science.dk.

He was a researcher in environmental sciences at the University of Plymouth in England.

Researchers examined 50 lego pieces that are washed up on the English coast.

By analyzing, where the decomposed blocks is today, the researchers then calculated how long a piece of LEGO can float around in the vast oceans.

Nedbrydelsestiden for a legoklods may, according to the the researchers compared with a plastikflaskes.

And the researchers guess that the pads are probably just as harmful for it's diverse marine life, when they are broken down to mikroplast, writing ScienceAlert.com according to the Science.dk.

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