“Rubbish waste is now so prolific it will become fossilised.”

Earth has entered the Plastic Age

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Mon, Sep 17th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Scientists note that just like there are fossilised records of dinosaurs, humans have left their own trail with a layer of plastic found all over the world that will remind future generations of our disposable culture for millenia.

If you fast forward 10-20 million years into the future, we will have left an imprint in the geological record that will have two key characteristics – one being a stream of deposits from nuclear weapons detonations and a set of fossilised plastic remains encapsulated within the rocks of the future,” he told HuffPost UK. “There will be some future geologists scratching their heads and thinking: what were these folks up to?”

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