Interesting. Let honest inquiry begin.
“According to a news release from the Ohio State University, a group of engineers have successfully developed new technologies that “have the potential to economically convert fossil fuels and biomass into useful products” including electricity while skipping all the harmful carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. “
“It looks like it breaks it down into harmless by-products that don’t do any environmental damage, so right now what it’s doing is breaking down the hydrocarbons within the plastic, and then the bacteria is able to use that as food and fuel,” she said. “So essentially it’s using that to live. It’s essentially turning plastic into food.”
But she warned there was a “long way to go” until we will start to see the microbes eating plastic at anything like the rate useful in disposing of plastics. ”