Plastic-Eating Mealworms Can Safely Digest Styrofoam

Plastic foam coffee cups tossed nonchalantly into garbage cans—after they’ve served as vessels for morning caffeination or an afternoon pick-me-up—can languish in landfills for many years, along with other polystyrene waste. More than 1 million tons of plastic cups and plates—most made of polystyrene resin—were discarded in the U.S. in 2013, according to the Environmental Protection…


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