Scientists Accidentally Discover an Enzyme That Eats Plastic and Could Solve the World's Pollution Crisis

Posted by moku 2018 years ago in News
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Scientists have discovered that moth larvae could have a major role in solving the global pollution crisis.

A chance discovery from the University of Cambridge showed that the worms bodies produce an enzyme that degrades polyethylene-based shopping bags. The grubs - normally used for fishing bait - will hopefully be put to good use in the future to fight plastic pollution, which can take up to 400 years to biodegrade naturally.

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