Plastic-eating fungi found in Chinese coastal salt marshes
Researchers said they have identified plastic-eating fungi which could help in the fight against pollution – Copyright AFP/File Luis Acosta
An international team of scientists identified plastic-eating bacteria and fungi in Chinese coastal salt marshes, presenting new possibilities for global waste management, according to a study published Thursday.
“A total of 184 fungal and 55 bacterial strains capable of breaking down” various plastics were found in the Jiangsu province of eastern China, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew said in a statement.
Researchers from China and the UK in May