“As a species, we generate a lot of waste.”

So let's have worms eat it?

#Environment

Thu, Dec 21st, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

After reading about mealworms eating plastic, The Thought Emporium fed styrofoam plastic to superworms to see what would happen. This may be a viable option now that China has banned plastic waste imports.

A paper came out recently showing the common mealworms could eat, survive on and break down styrofoam. I decided to test this with a different species to see if this is something more insects could do. And sure enough they can! Could be a great way to deal with our plastics, feed them to the bugs!

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