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Plastic-degrading fungus found in Pakistan trash dump

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 16, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Lacy Cooke) last modified Sep 15, 2017

We're filling up the world with plastic, and in landfills the material might not break down for as long as a millennium. A group of scientists wondered if there was a solution in nature to our plastic problem, and they actually found one: a plastic-devouring soil fungus. Enzymes the fungus secretes on plastic break the chemical bonds holding together plastic molecules.





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