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Old 09-22-2008, 12:04 AM
 
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Newly discovered bacterial alchemists could help save billions of plastic bottles from landfill. The Pseudomonas strains can convert the low-grade PET plastic used in drinks bottles into a more valuable and biodegradable plastic called PHA.

ABC News: Plastic-Munching Bugs Turn Waste Bottles Into Cash
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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I have a feeling later on down the line they'll find out that these "earth saving bugs" can somehow mutate into something else once they've eaten enough plastic. Suddenly they become these huge, mutant, plastic filled bugs that are more harmful then the plastic they ate and then end up causing more harm then the bottles ever could have :PPPPPP
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:28 PM
 
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I have a feeling later on down the line they'll find out that these "earth saving bugs" can somehow mutate into something else once they've eaten enough plastic. Suddenly they become these huge, mutant, plastic filled bugs that are more harmful then the plastic they ate and then end up causing more harm then the bottles ever could have :PPPPPP
They already have. The adult ones look like credit cards.

Old news, actually.
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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Interesting read. Be nice to see something come of it.
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