When you think of Legos shipwrecks and environmental disasters are probably not the first thing that comes to mind. However, that’s what this article is about. Apparently, a shipwreck a couple of decades ago dropped 5 million Legos (amongst other things) into the sea off of the coast of England in what has come to be called the Great Lego Spill. Beachgoers in Cornwall are still finding the pieces when they wash up all of these years later. The really ironic part is that many of the sets that were lost at sea were nautically themed. Lego fans apparently travel to Cornwall hoping to find rare or discontinued items. However, there is a bigger picture here as well–that of sea polution and the length of time that plastic can survive in the ocean.
link to After 25 Years at Sea, Shipwrecked Lego Pieces Are Still Washing Ashore on Beaches in England