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  • In areas with heavy plastic pollution, more microbes can degrade plastics

    In areas with heavy plastic pollution, more microbes can degrade plastics

    "Using our models, we found multiple lines of evidence supporting the fact that the global microbiome's plastic-degrading potential correlates strongly with measurements of environmental plastic pollution -- a significant demonstration of how the environment is responding to the pressures we are placing on it"

    December 27, 2021