Newly Discovered Bacteria Can Eat Plastic Bottles

Newly Discovered Bacteria Can Eat Plastic Bottles

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A team of Japanese scientists has found a species of bacteria that eats the type of plastic found in most disposable water bottles. The discovery, published Thursday in the journal Science, could lead to new methods to manage the more than 50 million tons of this particular type of plastic produced globally each year. The plastic…

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