August 12, 2022 at 5:25 pm

Scientists Discover Superworm That Eats Plastic

by Ashley Dreiling

For the first time, in March of 2022, scientists tested human blood samples and found that 80% contained microplastics. While human bodies cannot break down plastic debris, Australian researchers from the University of Queensland have discovered a creature that can. But are they the answer to the global plastic pollution crisis?

Learn more about the Australian studies, exactly how the Superworm survives on plastic alone, and ways to stop plastic pollution by watching this fascinating video.

To dive deeper into Dr. Ben Miles’ work, check out his YouTube channel or social media on Twitter and Instagram.

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