Scientists Have Discovered a Bacteria That’s Evolved to Eat Plastic

A team of Japanese scientists has discovered a bacteria that’s evolved to break down and consume PET—one of the world’s most environmentally damaging plastics.

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Q: What do they poop?

That’s actually a relevant question. Unless they have black hole core, “cleaning” organisms can’t make something just disappear. And if it feeds off of it, it means the byproduct will have even less energy and might be even harder to dispose of.