WTF Fun Fact – Wax Worm vs. Plastics

Wax worms, which have evolved to live in bee hives, produce an enzyme that allows them to eat and break down one of the most common plastics (polyethylene) into organic compounds. – WTF Fun Facts

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

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3 thoughts on “WTF Fun Fact – Wax Worm vs. Plastics”

  1. Why. O. Why aren’t we putting these wonderful things to work? Of course, the deal would need to be sweetened – but truly! More plastic than fish in the ocean by 2030? Does anyone want that – or doesn’t anyone care? Surely science could do something to curb this looming disaster.

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