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  • Plastic-Devouring Fungi Boost Hope for Tackling Global Litter

    Plastic-Devouring Fungi Boost Hope for Tackling Global Litter

    Discarded plastic is everywhere, mucking up natural and developed environments alike. Australian scientists say they’ve discovered two varieties of fungi that will eat away at the problem. In a study published this week, researchers from the University of Sydney report that fungi commonly found in dirt have broken down plastic in their lab.