Gap Fill - Plastic-Eating Worm - Level 4


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A natural to plastic waste may be . Researchers found that a caterpillar called a waxworm likes to eat plastic. The waxworm eats plastic at " high speeds". Scientists could use of waxworms as an environmentally- solution to global waste. Waxworms could eat the of plastic bags, bottles, household items and other waste that end up in the around the world each . They take to biodegrade.

A researcher said: "It's …exciting because breaking down plastic has proved so ." Waxworms break down very plastics more than 1,400 times than other insects. They use their to digest the plastic. It might be to copy this and spray it on waste to break it down. Another said this, "could be a solution to save our , rivers, and all the environment from the consequences of plastic ".

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