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Plastics are everywhere, and we can’t seem to get rid of them. Could a worm be the solution we need?

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Why Doesn't Plastic Biodegrade?
http://www.livescience.com/33085-petroleum-derived-plastic-non-biodegradable.html

“Most plastic is manufactured from petroleum the end product of a few million years of natural decay of once-living organisms. Petroleum's main components come from lipids that were first assembled long ago in those organisms' cells.”

Plastic-eating worms may offer solution to mounting waste, researchers discover
http://phys.org/news/2015-09-plastic-eating-worms-solution-mounting.html

“Consider the plastic foam cup. Every year, Americans throw away 2.5 billion of them. And yet, that waste is just a fraction of the 33 million tons of plastic Americans discard every year. Less than 10 percent of that total gets recycled, and the remainder presents challenges ranging from water contamination to animal poisoning.”

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