Are Plastic Eating Bacteria The Solution To Ocean Pollution Science Shows Its Not That Simple
Microbes are eating the ocean’s plastic
on 21st of May 2019 Researchers collected weathered plastic from two different beaches in Chania, Greece and have discovered that tiny microbes are beginning to eat . saline solution which acted as an ocean water
If ocean pollution means fish are eating plastic, aren’t we eating it too?
(May 2019) They’re being punted as the solution to . serving drinks with plastic straws all together. If this hype around plastic straws seems to be over the top, chew on this for a moment: in the Mariana
Our plastic footprint sinks, right to the bottom of the sea
(May 2019) Recently, a study found, for the first time, that tiny deep-sea creatures living in the Pacific’s Mariana Trench are eating staggering amounts of plastic. The Mariana Trench is 36,000 feet below sea
Are plastic-eating bacteria the solution to ocean pollution? It’s not that simple, science shows.
(months ago) Environmental Defense Fund
Recent reporting on the discovery and enhancement of plastic-dissolving enzymes in bacteria made me stop and think about what this might mean for the plastic .
Plastic-eating fungus among winners of Waitrose’s £1m pollution fund
(May 2019) Environment Journal
A facility that uses fungus to break down plastic and a project that uses mussels to filter microplastics in the sea are some of the winners of Waitrose’s £1m fund .
On Waste Plastics at Sea, Maria-Luiza Pedrotti Finds Unique Microbial Multitudes
(months ago) Quanta Magazine
Maria-Luiza Pedrotti is illuminating the unseen worlds of plastic-eating bacteria that teem in massive ocean garbage patches.
Plastic-eating Microbes Won’t Solve Our Ocean Debris Problem
(months ago) WCAI
Japanese scientists announced this past week that they had not only discovered bacteria that naturally digest the PET plastic used to make many water.
Prevailing Plastic Pollution in Pakistan
on 21st of May 2019 Modern Diplomacy
In recent times our globe has trodden the path of development and advancement by leaps and bounds. This advancement and progress have taken place up to .
How a Seaweed-Eating Microbe Could Help Fight Plastic Pollution
(since Jan, 2019) Anthropoce
Around 8 million metric tons of plastic are estimated to enter the oceans every year. But the oceans could provide a solution to this plastic pollution problem.
Plastic-eating Bacteria Discovered in Philippines
(since Apr, 2019) The Vector: NJIT’s Student Newspaper
One of the Pacific’s largest polluters may have found a solution to the problem of plastic waste in the ocean. On April 14, 2018, a team of researchers from the .
In a Comment in this issue of The Lancet Planetary Health, Jessica Bogard and colleagues discuss the role of fish and seafood in future sustainable diets.
On Endangered Species Day — and Every Day — Here’s How to Save the Animals
(May 2019) Resilience
If you want to focus on saving a critically endangered species, there are groups that do incredibly good work focused on specific species.
Plastics recycling with microbes and worms is further away than people think
(months ago) Chemical & Engineering News
“Could Nature Rid the Planet of Its Plastic Waste?” Over the past few years, worms, bacteria, and enzymes that chow down on polymers have inspired headlines .