From drywall to metal: Carleton student finds gulls tough enough for landfill diet

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By Bob Wilson, Ottawa Citizen, January 15, 2018

Gulls at landfills are so common that their stomach contents are sometimes used to monitor plastic in the environment.

But plastic, research has found, is just the start.

“It was also aluminum, drywall, wax paper,” said Sahar Seif, an undergraduate at Carleton University, who is the lead author of a recently published paper.