These plastic-eating worms could be the solution to pollution.

We all know that plastic is generally terrible for the environment because it doesn’t biodegrade, and just sits in landfills. (Or even worse, gets tangled around some poor animal’s neck!) Fortunately, the lowly mealworm may hold the answer. As these scientists report, the worm Plodia interpunctella contains bacterial strains in its gut that are capable of breaking down polyethylene, the most common form of plastic (found in grocery bags, plastic bottles, and much more). Now if only we could figu

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