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Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists say

Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered that the larvae of the moth, which eats wax in bee hives, can also degrade plastic, according to the BBC. Experiments show the insect can break down the chemical bonds of plastic in a similar way

Discovery of plastic-eating bacteria could lead to new ways to recycle

The discovery was made by researchers from Japan, who say that the microorganism is remarkable for its ability to breakdown completely a common type of plastic known as PET, the Verge reports. This digestive process is slow, and the short-term implications of