“From combatting invasive species in National Parks to producing degradable plastics: A Green Solution”
Principal investigator: Audrey Moores
One third of the world’s plastics end up in the ocean where they biopersist, creating formidable challenges for wildlife and habitats. Audrey Moores and her team at McGill University have discovered an innovative way to turn crustacean shell waste into biodegradable plastics, which could break down under oceanic conditions.
“From combatting invasive species in National Parks to producing degradable plastics: A Green Solution” aims to turn this invasive species challenge into a global solution to the plastics dilemma. By using biochemical components of European green crab, not only will this project develop a marine biodegradable plastic, but it will also enhance the recovery of deteriorated coastal ecosystems and provide a new industry to sustain coastal fishing communities.
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