What they say about us

2022

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5 October, 2022

‘Humble’ worm saliva can break down tough plastic

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5 October, 2022
By Matt McGrath , Environment correspondent

Environment: Plastic degrading enzymes found in wax worm saliva

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Tue 4 Oct 2022
By Damian Carrington – Environment editor

Wax worm saliva rapidly breaks down plastic bags, scientists discover

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October 4, 2022
By Will Dunham

Lowly wax worm’s saliva may boost fight against plastic pollution

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October 11, 2022
By Yoanna Herrera et AFP

La bave de larves, l’arme du futur contre la pollution plastique ?

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October 7, 2022
By Matt McGrath
BBC News, Corresponsal de Medio Ambiente

Cómo la saliva de un gusano puede ayudar a descomponer el plástico y combatir la contaminación

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October 6, 2022
By La rédaction avec AFP

Découverte scientifique : des enzymes mangeurs de plastique

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October 5, 2022
By By Guy Birchall, news reporter

Worm’s saliva found to break down plastic in major pollution breakthrough

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2017

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April 24, 2017
By Carrie Arnold, National Geographic

This Bug Can Eat Plastic. But Can It Clean Up Our Mess?

Scientists have discovered that wax worms can eat plastic bags. Could that help us reduce plastic pollution?

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Updated 1820 GMT (0220 HKT) April 24, 2017
By AJ Willingham, CNN

How a plastic-munching caterpillar could help save the earth

Even the smallest among us can be big heroes. Take the lowly wax worm, for instance. The larva of the greater wax moth is considered a huge pest in Europe, because it acts as a parasite in bee colonies.

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24 April 2017 – Science & Environment
By Helen Briggs, BBC News

A caterpillar that munches on plastic bags could hold the key to tackling plastic pollution, scientists say.

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Tuesday 25 April 2017
By Ian Sample Science editor, theguardian

Plastic-eating worms could help wage war on waste

Wax moth larvae are usually bred as fish bait, but a chance discovery has revealed their taste for plastic – which could be used to beat polluting plastic

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April 27, 2017
By Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times

A Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Plastic Bags, Researchers Say

Scientists have discovered that a caterpillar used for fishing bait may hold the key to breaking down plastics.

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26.04.2017
Par Nathaniel Herzberg, Le Monde

Une chenille dévoreuse de plastique fait rêver les scientifiques

La fausse teigne de la cire est capable d’engloutir le polyéthylène, un produit particulièrement résistant, largement utilisé dans l’emballage.

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April 24, 2017
By GrrlScientist, CONTRIBUTOR
Forbes

These Very Hungry Caterpillars Can Eat Your Plastic Trash

Is the real solution to our rapidly growing mountains of plastic trash lurking in the guts of the caterpillars that we feed to our pet birds and lizards?

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April 24, 2017 at 5:53 PM
By Ben Guarino, The Washington Post

These pesky caterpillars seem to digest plastic bags

The shopping bag is an infamous source of plastic pollution. The 2010 documentary “Bag It” estimated that Americans use 102 billion plastic bags per year.

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25 Aprile 2017
By Giuliano Aluffi, la Repubblica

Biologa italiana scopre il bruco che mangia la plastica: “Così è nata per caso la mia ricerca”

Ha visto i vermi forare in poco tempo un sacchetto di polietilene, materiale che in natura si smaltisce in più di 400 anni. Ora si potrà individuare l’enzima o il batterio che fa digerire alla larva la sostanza inquinante

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April 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM
By Henry Bodkin, The Telegraph

Plastic-eating wax worm ‘extremely exciting’ for global pollution crisis

The global plastic bag pollution crisis could be solved by a waxworm capable of eating through the material at “uniquely high speeds”, scientists have announced

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Monday 24 April 2017
By Libby Plummer, Wired

The very hungry caterpillar: these plastic-eating wax worms could solve our pollution problem

The discovery could dramatically reduce the amount of pollution caused by plastic

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24 abr. 2017 20:52
By Mónica Timón, El Mundo

El gusano que come plástico

El problema del plástico es mundial. Hace poco conocíamos que las corrientes oceánicas arrastran toneladas de microplásticos desde las cosas del Atlántico Norte hasta las aguas del Ártico

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April 24, 2017
By John Dyer, Seeker

This Caterpillar Could Aid in Ridding the World of Plastic Waste

A chance observation by a researcher in Spain could help humans reduce the ecological damage caused by polyethylene-based packaging

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