Mealworms Can Break Down Styrofoam Waste

Scientists have found that the gut of the common mealworm contains a bacteria that can convert non-biodegradable Styrofoam into organic waste, a potentially crucial breakthrough in combating growing landfills and pollution worldwide. What do you think?

“Is anyone working on a worm that eats busted coaxial cables?”

Gerald Deming • Assembly Line Foreman

“Good. Some other species can shoulder the burden of helping the environment for a while.”

Mackenzie Fuller • Kiln Operator

“You mean after all the energy and resources it took to produce and distribute the Styrofoam, they’re going to destroy it just like that?”

Ron Stevens • Needlepoint Appraiser

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