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Scientists discover that a very common worm can eat plastic


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The global plastic bag pollution crisis could be solved by a waxworm capable of eating through the material at “uniquely high speeds”, scientists have announced.

Researchers have described the tiny caterpillar’s ability to break down even the toughest plastics as “extremely exciting” and said the discovery could be engineered into an environmentally-friendly solution on an industrial scale.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/04/24/plastic-eating-wax-worm-extremely-exciting-global-pollution/

 

 

Another article with beautiful pics here:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/wax-worms-eat-plastic-polyethylene-trash-pollution-cleanup/

 

Scientists have discovered, by chance, that wax worm, a worm that lives in honeycombs and feeds on wax, can also eat plastic, since the structure of wax and plastic are quite similar. They are now thinking on ways to replicate the chemical process that worm uses, to get rid of the millions and millions of tons of plastic produced every year.

 

Once again nature shows that Jehovah has means to easily get rid of problems that are unsolvable for man.

 

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