How Long Does It Take for Plastic Bottles to Decompose?
Revealing the Truth of Plastic Pollution

With increasing environmental awareness, more and more people start to pay attention to the plastic pollution problem. Do you know how long it takes for a plastic bottle to decompose? The answer may shock you.

Ever Bright | When will Plastic Bottles Decompose?

Studies show that a regular plastic bottle takes 450 to 1,000 years to fully decompose. 

This means the plastic bottles we use every day will remain on the planet for hundreds of years.

Most plastic bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is produced from oil. This material is extremely resistant to biodegradation by microorganisms. 

Even degradable plastics like PLA need several years to decompose in the natural environment.

Worse still, plastics in the environment usually break down into small fragments rather than completely degrading. 

These plastic fragments cause tremendous damage to marine life and ecosystems.

Different plastics have different decomposition times:

– PET plastic bottles: 450-1000 years  

– PLA plastic bottles: Several years

– Plastic bags: 10-20 years

– Plastic straws: 200 years

– Foam containers: More than 50 years

To tackle the plastic pollution issue, our company has been developing innovative packaging solutions that are biodegradable or recyclable. 

We hope to collaborate with more eco-conscious customers and contribute to building a sustainable future.


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Recently, the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics is gaining popularity.

 PCR plastics are produced from used plastic materials collected through recycling programs. 

Using PCR plastics reduces reliance on virgin plastics made from fossil fuels. 

Our company utilizes PCR plastics in many of our bottle packaging products.


Now it’s time to take action. Let’s work together to reduce plastic pollution and protect our shared home.

If you are interested in environmentally friendly packaging, you can contact us by phone 86-0791-86372550  or email

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