Plastic-eating Bacteria Discovered by Indian Scientists

Researchers have discovered two strains of ‘plastic-eating’ bacteria from the wetlands of Greater Noida, an advance that may lead to eco-friendly alternative clean-up methods for plastic waste worldwide.

The bacterial strains discovered by researchers at Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, have the potential to decompose polystyrene — a key component in Single-Use Plastic (SUP) items such as disposable cups, cutlery, toys, packaging materials etc.

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