A species of insect larvae with a taste for plastic could help revolutionize recycling, researchers say. Australian scientists have found the Zophobas morio, commonly known as a superworm, can survive on a diet of polystyrene. They believe the beetle larvae digest the plastic through a gut enzyme. That could be significant for advancements in recycling. Superworms are like mini recycling plants, shredding the polystyrene with their mouths and then feeding it to the bacteria in their gut. What do you think LiveTribers, can plastic-eating superworms offer hope for recycling?
Posted by on 25 Jul 2022