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Waxworms and Plastic Remediation

Positive Future #740 (Feature photo – Waxworms –  By Sam Droege – https://www.flickr.com/photos/54563451@N08/19051745004/ , Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41690212)

BrightVibes brings us the story of Waxworms – plastic eating caterpillars. It was discovered that the bacteria in the gut of the waxworms are able to break down the plastics. While the world is far from having enough waxworms in the right places, it is possible that the science behind the plastic-eating bacteria may lead to other solutions. You can read the story here: https://brightvibes.com/1652/en/these-caterpillars-can-digest-plastic

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