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Meet the Microbes that Could Eat Your Trash
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Meet the Microbes that Could Eat Your Trash

Meet the Microbes that Could Eat Your Trash
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Meet the Microbes that Could Eat Your Trash

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Each year humanity produces roughly 400 million tons of plastic, 80% of which is discarded as trash. Of that plastic waste, only one-tenth is recycled. 60% gets incinerated or goes into the landfills, and 30% leaks out into the environment. Fortunately, there are microbes that may be able to take a bite out of this growing problem. Tierney Thys and Christian Sardet explore the future of recycling.


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