The amount of plastic in the oceans is alarming, and pharmaceutical packaging certainly isn’t helping the situation. Luckily, a recent Yahoo! News article reported on a new development that could add some sustainability to single-use plastics. A team of scientists in Hungary created a ‘bacteria cocktail’ that consumes plastic in just seven weeks without any additional processing or chemical treatments.
Though the ingredients are top secret, Poliloop’s CEO, Liz Madaras, says if it can be mass produced, it can significantly reduce global plastic waste. The article contains an interview with Madaras, and a video with more information can be seen here.