‘Plas­tic-eat­ing cater­pil­lars’:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Sci­en­tists in Ger­many on Fri­day cast doubt on the work of col­leagues who claimed that plas­tic bag-eat­ing cater­pil­lars might hold the an­swer to the planet’s grow­ing syn­thetic waste prob­lem.

That study, led by Fed­er­ica Ber­toc­chini of the Univer­sity of San­tander in Spain, con­cluded that lar­vae of the wax moth, Gal­le­ria mel­lonella, break down polyethyl-

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