Wax Worm Saliva Rapidly Breaks Down Plastic Bags, Scientists Discover

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  • Scientists have discovered that wax worms’ saliva has enzymes that can break down plastic bags.
  • The enzymes can break down the plastic within hours at room temperature.
  • Scientists believe the wax worms have these enzymes to break down the toxic chemicals produced by plants as a defence, similar to some additives in plastics.

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