Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists say

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Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists say

Post  fatbob5 on Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:31 pm

A caterpillar that munches on plastic bags could hold the key to tackling plastic pollution, scientists say.
Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered that the larvae of the moth, which eats wax in bee hives, can also degrade plastic.
Experiments show the insect can break down the chemical bonds of plastic in a similar way to digesting beeswax.........

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Re: Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists say

Post  Flap Zappa on Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:44 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:A caterpillar that munches on plastic bags could hold the key to tackling plastic pollution, scientists say.
Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered that the larvae of the moth, which eats wax in bee hives, can also degrade plastic.
Experiments show the insect can break down the chemical bonds of plastic in a similar way to digesting beeswax.........

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as long as it is a natural caterpillar then what's to worry, however if they modify it then it could mean it ends up eating all plastics and society falls to bits. have you never seen doomwatch?

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