Rupendra Brahambhatt of Interesting Engineering reports on a newly discovered plastic-eating bacteria.
- The plastic eating microbes were discovered in lakes in Europe and have the potential to remove plastic from waterways entirely.
- Importantly, the bacteria prefered eating carbon compounds derived from the breakdown of plastic waste rather than organic compounds like leaves or sticks.
- Recently Australian scientists found plastic-eating worms.
- While these discoveries are important, they do not negate the fact that consumers, innovators, and governments still need to do more reduce plastic pollution.
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