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Scientists Found Plastic Eating Worms That Could Save Our Planet


Scientists Found Plastic Eating Worms That Could Save Our Planet

Let Save Our Planet!!

The ocean and rivers are presently faced with the planetary crisis and no one has the resistance from the dangerous effects of plastic pollution and until effective measures are taken, the planet along with all of its inhabitants will continue to suffer the effect. With countries like Costa Rica banning single-use plastics, the world certainly has a long way before it can resolve the plastic epidemic.

Likewise, cities like Seattle, Washington has equally banned the use of single straws and zero-waste grocery malls have begun to emerge across the world. While the efforts are commendable, the rest of the world also needs to catch up and follow suit. This will really help sustain the planet now and in the future.

Presently, some group of experts has found another viable solution to the problem of plastics. They discovered a worm that can practically eat its way through plastics.  Named “Waxworm” – a member of the caterpillar family, the little creature can possibly help save the world. Discovered accidentally, it is the most life-changing discovery ever.


Beekeeper Federica Bertocchini and Professor had placed some of these worms in a plastic bag but later discovered tiny holes have been made in the bag. As a result, Scientist Paolo Bombelli and Christopher J. Howe, Bertocchi reached a consensus to embark on research. They used 100 of the worms.

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They started with the discovery by placing the worms in several bags and discovered a hole has been created after 40 minutes. And after 12 hours, they witnessed that the plastic bags had reduced by 92mg. The group of scientist, however, believes that these plastic-eating worms have a special kind of enzymes that assists them digest plastic easily.

Perhaps, you can release the worms into areas with heavy plastic pollution. Let Save Our Planet!!

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