Superworms may combat plastic waste by eating it: research

A new research from the University of Queensland found out larvae are considered superworms because they are capable of eating polystyrene.

Polystyrene is a plastic used widely to pack electronics and protecting parcels, and it is non-recyclable.

These creatures might help to combat plastic waste, although more research is needed to understand this process.

Image: A species of worm is capable to eat polystyrene, according to a new research from the University of Queensland. Image supplied.

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Dr Chris Rinke – Senior Lecturer from the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences at the University of Queensland

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 15 June 2022

DATE POSTED
Tuesday 14th of June, 2022

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