Provides a low impact way of reducing plastics that otherwise would take years to degrade.
A developmental biologist and amateur beekeeper has come up with a new way to get rid of used plastic bags: Make waxworms eat them. The larvae of the greater wax moth ( Galleria mellonella), these caterpillars thrive on beeswax.
This signal was also spotted by Dorothy Ng:
Scientists have found that a caterpillar commercially bred for fishing bait has the ability to biodegrade polyethylene: one of the toughest and most used plastics, frequently found clogging up landfill sites in the form of ...