Have you ever wondered where the water bottles lining supermarket shelves and on restaurant tables come from? From France to Fiji, bottled water is shipped across the world. Transporting bottled water to countries with enough tap water may seem bizarre, but that doesn’t stop the big brands doing it.
Wood, grass and food scraps undergo a process known as biodegradation when they’re buried. They’re transformed by bacteria in the soil into other useful compounds, but those same bacteria typically turn up their noses at plastic. Luckily, that’s not the end of the story. Source: How long does it take for plastics to biodegrade?