44 years later, 1976 Montreal Olympics plastic container still in near-perfect condition

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  • A plastic container used during the 1976 Montreal Olympics is still in near-perfect condition nearly 44 years after the event was held
  • On Facebook, The Plastic Solution warned the public that every bit of plastic thrown out will continue to exist for a long time
  • It reminded the public that a plastic bottle takes 450 years on average to break down

May this yogurt cup used during the 1976 Montreal Olympics (1976 Summer Olympics) serve as a reminder of how long it takes before a piece of plastic decomposes.

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On Facebook, The Plastic Solution uploaded an image of the plastic container which is clearly in near-perfect condition nearly 44 years after the event was held (July to August 1976); warning the public that every bit of plastic thrown out will not easily decompose and will continue to exist for a long time.

“Every bit of plastic you’ve ever thrown out still exists, and will stick around long after you’re gone! This Yoplait container celebrating the 1976 Montreal Olympics is still here 44 years later in near-perfect condition, found during a beach cleanup in Denia, Spain earlier this month,” read the caption of the photo it uploaded online.

It also reminded everyone that a plastic bottle takes centuries to finally break down.

“A plastic bottle takes 450 years on average to break down. That’s literally hundreds of years for a marine animal to get killed by plastic we use once for no more than a few minutes. In fact, plastic kills more than 1.5 million animals every year,” it disclosed, asking the public, “What are you doing to cut plastic consumption at home?”

Social media users were alarmed after seeing how the plastic cup look after more than four decades, sharing some tips on how they can help protect the planet from plastic waste.

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