Wow! Thats impressive

Bunnee

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From what I can gather from this article, a 16 year old boy has discovered a way to degrade plastic bags in 3 months using yeast and water.


http://news.therecord.com/article/354044#=rss

You should read it :)

Industrial application should be easy, said Burd. \"All you need is a fermenter . . . your growth medium, your microbes and your plastic bags.\"

The inputs are cheap, maintaining the required temperature takes little energy because microbes produce heat as they work, and the only outputs are water and tiny levels of carbon dioxide -- each microbe produces only 0.01 per cent of its own infinitesimal weight in carbon dioxide, said Burd.

\"This is a huge, huge step forward . . . We're using nature to solve a man-made problem.\"