Someone Found An Indomie Packet From 19 Years Ago Washed Up On A Beach
A photo of an Indomie packet that washed up on an Indonesian shore has gone viral
The packet, which appeared to be in good condition, featured the words "Long Live Indonesia, 55th anniversary"
The packet had been manufactured for a one-off event.
"In August, Indonesia will be 74 years old. So this wrapper has been floating in the ocean for 19 years before it got washed up on the shore," the tweet read.
Appalled by the discovery, Twitter users replied to the post with infographics to educate the public
Several people shared reminders on how long different materials take to decompose, with plastic taking the longest at an estimated 15 years.
Another netizen further highlighted the plastic problem by pointing out that, "In 2018, an old shampoo sachet from the '80s was found at a beach."
"It's safe to estimate that this plastic waste is more than 30 years old and has not broken down at all despite floating out at sea for years," the Twitter user added.