Friday, June 12, 2009

Boy discovers microbe that eats plastic

Published on Fri, Jun 12 2009
Mother Nature Network

PhDs have been searching for a solution to the plastic waste problem, and this 16-year-old finds the answer.

Photo: Samuel Mann/Flickr

It's not your average science fair when the 16-year-old winner manages to solve a global waste crisis. But such was the case at last May's Canadian Science Fair in Waterloo, Ontario, where Daniel Burd, a high school student at Waterloo Collegiate Institute, presented his research on microorganisms that can rapidly biodegrade plastic...see full article.

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