This bacteria eats plastic | Morgan Vague

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Published on May 28, 2019 - Duration: 09:13s

This bacteria eats plastic | Morgan Vague

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?

Microbiologist Morgan Vague studies bacteria that, through some creative adaptations, have evolved the unexpected ability to eat plastic -- and could help us solve our growing pollution problem.


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