Month: May 2017

Plastic-Digesting Insects Begin Eating People’s Fly Swatters

In very recent news, researchers at Cambridge University have discovered a type of insect which is able to digest polyethylene, also known as plastic. Plastic, a non-biodegradable material, has been piling in landfills and kitchen drawers (in anticipation of parties requiring red Solo cups) for decades upon decades, unable to decompose and dispose of itself. These insects – the larvae of wax…

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