Superworms Gobble up Styrofoam

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  • Researchers from the University of Queensland have found a kind of beetle larvae that can eat and break down hard-to-recycle materials.
  • These Zophobas morio beetles, also known as superworms, have enzymes in their gut that break down polystyrene (Styrofoam).
  • The research team hopes to engineer these enzymes so Styrofoam can be shredded in a recycling plant and decomposed.

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