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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

July 06, 2021

Scientists Study Plastic-Eating Microbes

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Floating plastic bottle. (SEA file photo)

SEA in the NEWS
Could plastic-eating microbes take a bite out of the recycling problem?
By Warren Cornwall
Science Magazine

"Muhammad Reza Cordova is searching for treasure amid the water bottles, plastic bags, and plastic foam cups that choke the beaches, reefs, and mangrove forests around Jakarta, Indonesia. In the microbe-rich slime coating some of that trash, he hopes to find organisms to help solve the vexing problem of what to do with the plastic flooding the planet."

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Categories: News, • Topics: plastic pollution • (0) Comments
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