Superworms capable of munching through plastic waste

The long-term goal is to engineer enzymes to degrade plastic waste

Image: Heavy machinery shredding garbage in an open air landfill. Birds fly over the landfill; Copyright: ABBPhoto

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Photo: The Zophobas morio 'superworm' eats through styrofoam; Copyright: The University of Queensland

The common Zophobas morio 'superworm' can eat through polystyrene. Source: The University of Queensland

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