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Scientists Discover Fungi That Can Break Down Plastic

Polypropylene, the hardy plastic used for making food containers, bottle caps, takeout containers, ice cream tubs, etc., makes up approximately one-third of the world’s plastic waste. This type of plastic can take hundreds of years to decompose, but scientists may have discovered a new solution. Two strains of fungi, typically found in plants and soils, were able to break down lab samples of polypropylene in just 140 days.

Scientists Discover Fungi That Can Break Down Plastic

Scientists recently discovered two strains of fungi that were able to break down lab samples of plastic waste in just 140 days.

https://www.tomorrowsworldtoday.com/2023/05/01/scientists-discover-fungi-that-can-break-down-plastic/






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  • Hussam Taha

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    The next step is to see if this can be applied at scale. Another challenge would be if you can control/contain this fungus, otherwise population goes uncheck just like our own population!

    • Marine Stephan

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      This is great! But I am wondering something: does it completely disappear or are there microplastics left?

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      • Edwin wangombe

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        Kudos to the scientist for such an invention that saves our ecosystem

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        • Edwin wangombe

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          If this is put in place then we can easily get rid of plastic waste in landfills and in the water bodies...

          • Patrik Lobergh

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            Promising research to crack one of our large global issues

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            • Rashid Kamau

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              Fabulous

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              • Daniel Waweru

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                A great researcher this one. Congratulations for the good work

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                • Gorffly mokua

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                  Great innovation! We already have every solution we need to end plastic pollution, they should be embraced.

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                  • Tabitha Kimani

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                    Hats off to these amazing researchers. The plastic menace will not last forever.

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                    • johnte ndeto

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                      I love the chemistry

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                      • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                        Great

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                        • Petter Körnemark

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                          Amazing!

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