“Dr. Royer found that the most widely-used plastic, the stuff used to make shopping bags, is the one that produces the greatest amount of these warming gases.
“At the end of the study, after 212 days in the sun, this plastic emitted 176 times more methane than at the start of the experiment.
“Ironically, when plastics were exposed to air the amount of methane emitted was double the level from sea water.”
FULL STORY published August 2, 2018 via BBC News