Saturday, 15 November 2008

Plastic Bags

Teen Finds Way to Decompose Plastic Bags in Just 3 Months!

An 11th grader from Canada set out to make the dream of degrading plastic bags come true as part of his school science project. A wildly successful endeavor he figures will make them decompose in just 3 months. This extraordinary young scientist named Daniel Burd identified two strains of naturally occurring microorganism bacteria, rarely found in nature, that actually do make plastic decompose. The charmingly named Sphingomonas serves as the primary decomposer with help from Pseudomonas. Well done Daniel! More from Treehugger

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