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A new strain of bacteria has actually been identified which is able to endure severe conditions, such as acidic environments or high temperatures, and is able to "consume" plastic. This new strain of micro-organisms is able to feed on harmful plastic and, rather uncommonly, uses it as food to power the entire procedure.
Found rather unintentionally at a waste-site where plastic had been dumped, the micro-organisms is the very first that is known to attack polyurethane. This rather persistent kind of plastic releases extremely hazardous and carcinogenic chemicals when broken down.
"These findings represent an essential step in having the ability to recycle hard-to-recycle polyurethane products," said Hermann Heipieper, at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ in Leipzig, Germany, who is among the research study team. He stated it might be 10 years prior to the microbe could be utilized at a large scale which in the meantime it was important to lower the use of plastic that is difficult to recycle and to cut the quantity of plastic in the environment.
More than 8bn tonnes of plastic have been produced because the 1950s, embodied in products such as nappies, cooking area sponges, sports shoes, etc. Almost all of it has ended in garbage dumps or oceans since it is too tough to recycle. Scientists state it threatens a "near irreversible contamination of the natural environment".
Having actually discovered a solution to the issue is terrific. We are still 10 years from a production-ready ability to deal with such quantities of plastic at scale. In the meantime, Moving Beans uses a practical alternative by offering eco-friendly and compostable coffee pods-- all whilst not jeopardizing on the quality of the coffee.
The plastic (and aluminium) waste developed from coffee pods is enormous! During the time it took you to read this post, more than 100,000 coffee pods were thrown into land fills. There is thus a seriousness in providing a more sustainable solution which changes the conventional plastic and aluminium Nespresso coffee pods by more sustainable and ideally compostable coffee pods.
The plastic-eating bacterias are just one part of the option. It will still take years for the end-to-end process to be sustainable, however we now begin to see "the light at the end of the tunnel".
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