Plastic pollution: How one woman found a new source of warming gases hidden in waste

//Plastic pollution: How one woman found a new source of warming gases hidden in waste

Plastic pollution: How one woman found a new source of warming gases hidden in waste

It’s your classic movie eureka moment.

Young researcher Sarah-Jeanne Royer set out to measure methane gas coming from biological activity in sea water.

Instead, in a “happy accident” she found that the plastic bottles holding the samples were a bigger source of this powerful warming molecule than the bugs in the water.

Now she’s published further details in a study into the potential warming impact of gases seeping from plastic waste.

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By | August 6th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments