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Plastic is not one material but has become a generic term to cover all polymers some of which will break down relatively quickly, but many, especially the ones in common usage today will take tens or even hundreds of years to disintegrate. This process in resistant long lasting polymers would not be thought of as rotting such as is bought about by fungal or bacterial decay. It would be more a matter of chemical processes aided by ultra violet radiation.

No, plastic does not rot. It doesn't rot because it is not biodegradable, which means able to be broken down by bacterial or organic means. Because organics and bacteria cannot do this, plastic stays like it is just when you opened or used it for an irritating couple of centuries or so before it FINALLY starts to rot and break down.

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