Mealworms can eat an all-plastic diet and not die

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Recently scientists have discovered microbes that eat oil and could be used to clean up oil spills. Now we have meal worms surviving by eating polystyrene with their waste producing fertilizer for crops.

We all know that plastic degrades super slowly, which is why it’s such a big problem that we’re dumping millions of tons of it into landfills every year—not to mention all the stuff that just ends up as litter or floating in the […]

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