"Keep the sea clean" Top 5 Page for this destination Hel Favorite Tip by evaanna
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Favorite thing: Just outside the Seal Sanctuary you can find information on Hel and animal and plant life in the Baltic, which we found very interesting. But probably the most striking and educational was the information about the durability of various objects that people tend to throw into the sea.
Believe it or not, a bus ticket lasts in the sea for 2-4 weeks, a piece of cotton cloth - 1-5 months, a piece of string - 3-14 months, a woollen sock - 1 year, a painted board - 13 years, a can - 100-500 years, a plastic bottle - 450 years and a glass bottle - interminably long. Unbelievable, isn't it?
After reading this, you will probably think twice before discarding anything into the sea. Except perhaps when you are stranded on a desert island and have to send a message in a bottle asking for help...
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