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These bacteria eat plastic | Morgan Vague

These bacteria eat plastic | Morgan Vague

Update: 2019-05-2854
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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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G Glenn

Interesting topic. Hard for me to listen to, though, because the presenter sounds like they are addressing a grade school class. plus the obvious BS like "despite our best efforts", which should truthfully be something along the lines of "despite the fact that our society is only willing to make the most minimal of efforts, especially since our economic system allows capitalists to push the costs of their pollution and waste to consumers and the detriment of the environment".

May 28th
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These bacteria eat plastic | Morgan Vague

These bacteria eat plastic | Morgan Vague

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