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+ - Fungi Discovered In The Amazon Will Eat Your Plastic

Submitted by DaneM
DaneM (810927) writes "Recently, a group of student researchers from Yale University brought home a previously-undiscovered fungus that has a voracious appetite for polyurethane. For those not aware, polyurethane comprises many garden hoses, truck seats, shoes, and other durable plastic items--and will be around for your great-grandchildren to watch decompose if you throw it in the dump today. Depending on further study, this new organism may prove to be a solution to a significant part of our slow-decomposing waste problem."
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Fungi Discovered In The Amazon Will Eat Your Plastic

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