Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists say

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Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists say

Post by PeteC » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:59 am

Good news if they can develop it. It may also mean eventually we'll be able to take a pill then eat and digest our plastic bags. I'm sure they'll come in flavours when that happens :shock: Pete :cheers:

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

Post by hhfarang » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:53 pm

^ Reminds me of one of the first "science gone wrong, apocalypse" books I read in my youth... Mutant 59, The Plastic Eaters, about microbe created to deal with plastic waste that gets loose in the world and wreaks havoc, bringing down airplanes, shutting down cars, medical devices, etc., because of all the plastic based products and parts in everything we use on a daily basis.
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