Explore the possibility of plastivores— organisms that can eat and break down plastic— helping reduce the plastic waste on Earth.
Each year humanity produces roughly 400 million tons of plastic, 80% of which is discarded as trash. Of that plastic waste, only one-tenth is recycled. 60% gets incinerated or goes into the landfills, and 30% leaks out into the environment. Fortunately, there are microbesthat may be able to take a bite out of this growing problem. TierneyThys and ChristianSardet explore the future of recycling.
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