A wax worm that eats plastic has been discovered. Could this lead to a way to solve the problem of plastic waste disposal?
That would be nice, as humans now produce 80 million tons of polyethylene every year.
We’re going to need a lot of wax worms.
Holes eaten by 10 wax worms in 30 minutes
Once we figure out what to do when the world is overrun with the wax worms, we should be good to go.
Maybe robots will eat them? But not ones made of plastic? Don’t know yet.
In any case, I, for one, welcome our new wax worm overlords.