The fungus and bacteria tackling plastic waste – BBC News

Plastic is blighting the world. I try to avoid it, but my bin is still shamefully full of it.

I have managed to avoid some by not using plastic bottled soaps, shampoos and toothpastes, but it is literally a drop in the ocean.

I have tried writing to cat food manufacturers to ask then to make pouches of cat food in biodegradable packaging , but got no where, so I was heartened by this article that particularly mentions Nestle who make the cat food that my planet destroying fur balls demand.

Fungi maybe the answer to concreting over the world by making building materials and it might just save us from plastic rubbish too .Why future homes could be made of living fungus

Here’s to the mighty mycelium!

Bacteria, fungus and enzymes can all digest plastic, but can they work at a useful commercial scale?
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10 thoughts on “The fungus and bacteria tackling plastic waste – BBC News

  1. afrenchgarden says:

    I read that too and it is a small step in the right direction. I try to avoid using plastic too but it is everywhere and difficult to replace. Do they still make brushes with wood and natural wood bristle to sell? I am sure all household cleaning brushes were like that when I was a child but I can never remember seeing any for sale. Amelia

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  2. says:

    a subject near to my heart. I have read about this idea and it gives me hope. I oo am on that same mission to rid my home of as much plastic and non recyclables as can. So now we know there are two drops in the ocean-and rest assured there are many more of us than before. Let us do what we can and as often as we can-You never fail to inspire me.

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