(SBS News) Fossilised plastic preserved in rocks will remain as a stark reminder of our polluting age for millions of years to come, an expert says.

Like the bones of long dead dinosaurs, plastic in the geological record could become the defining hallmark of our era, according to Professor Dan Parsons.

It might even be said that we are living in The Age of Plastic – or as one journalist quipped at a British Science Festival briefing, the “Plastocine”.

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