Plastic-Eating Fungus Found on a dump site in Pakistan
Plastic-Eating Fungus Found on a dump side in Pakistan This Fungi helps to solve
It was found on a rubbish dump in the capital city of Islamabad
Mushrooms are the most widely known fungi, but they can also be microscopic, single-celled yeasts that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Around 2,000 species are still being classified each year, say experts, and an estimated 93% of fungal species are still unknown to science.
This is not the first time that organisms have been found to be able to feed off plastic waste.
There have been multiple discoveries of bacteria that are able to break down plastic, and earlier this year it was even found that a much bigger creature, the wax worm, can naturally degrade plastic, due to its similar structure to that of its natural food beeswax.
on one side the finding the ways to break down the plastic in an eco-friendly way but the scientists are not figured out which way is more efficient to handle this problem.
why they are not implementing the solution , its hard to degrade the mountains of plastics by these fungi.
in 1950 2 Million Metric tons of plastic produced around the world, in 2017 increased to 8.3Billion Metric tons and from 2050 it reached to 34 Billion Metric tons
Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans.
There may now be around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces floating in the open ocean. Weighing up to 269,000 tons.
It takes anywhere from a decade to 1000 years for plastics to properly degrade.
So we need to wait for a discovery that can replace the plastic.
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