Scientists in Japan have discovered a strain of bacteria that can eat plastic, a finding that might help solve the world's fast-growing plastic pollution problem.Source.
The species fully breaks down one of the most common kinds of plastic called Polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It's the type often used to package bottled drinks, cosmetics and household cleaners.
This could be really good news for the environment. Almost a third of all plastic packaging escapes collection systems and ends up in nature or clogging up infrastructure, the World Economic Forum (WEF) warned.
Friday, July 08, 2016
Plastic Eating Bacteria Could Be Hope for the Future
If this new discovery out of Japan holds up on further testing, it could indeed be revolutionary and help make the world a better place for all species: