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These bacteria eat plastic | Morgan Vague

These bacteria eat plastic | Morgan Vague

Update: 2019-05-281
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Humans produce 300 million tons of new plastic each year -- yet, despite our best efforts, less than 10 percent of it ends up being recycled. Is there a better way to deal with all this waste? Morgan Vague describes her research with microbiologist Jay Mellies on bacteria that have evolved the unexpected ability to eat plastic -- and how they could help us solve our growing pollution problem.
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These bacteria eat plastic | Morgan Vague

These bacteria eat plastic | Morgan Vague

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