It is imperative for us as people to know exactly how long different items will stay in our oceans. . This is an Image we stumbled across and felt obligated to share on our site. As we can see it can be a considerable amount of time before breaking down naturally. The possible negative implications that can arise from the use of these materials are staggering to think of. In Environments we see that the health of a ecological system is in the recycling of its materials. When we put things into the ecosystem that do not recycle it compromises the stability and therefore health of the ecosystem.