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

Tuesday 14th of June, 2022

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