Degrading Plastics Worsen Carbon Impact

Aug 6, 2018

Sarah-Jeanne Royer holding microplastics at Kamilo Point on Hawaiʻi Island.
Credit School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology / University of Hawaii at Manoa

It started with an accident in a laboratory more than four years ago. But the findings looked intriguing, and a new researcher at the University of Hawaii was compelled to explore the relationship between plastics and greenhouse gases. The findings were published recently and the study’s author explains the impacts.