Gap Fill - Plastic-Eating Worm - Level 5


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A natural to the plastic waste may be near. Researchers discovered that a tiny caterpillar, known as a waxworm, likes to eat plastic. Researchers from Cambridge University say the waxworm eats plastic at " high ". It could be to use this environmentally-friendly solution to global waste on a scale. Millions of waxworms could be bred to break down and eat plastic bags, , household items and other waste. About a trillion plastic bags end up in the around the world year. They take to biodegrade.

A researcher said: "It's , extremely exciting because breaking down plastic has proved so ." He said the waxworm breaks down very plastics more than 1,400 times than other organisms. The waxworm uses enzymes in its to digest the plastic. It might be possible to recreate these enzymes and spray them on waste to make decompose. Another researcher said: "We are planning to implement this in a…way to get rid of plastic waste, working towards a solution to save our , rivers, and all the environment from the consequences of plastic ."

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