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🎬 Certain microbes in the stomachs of cows would be able to break down plastic.



🐮 The discovery could offer hope at a time of growing concern about plastic pollution around the world.


According to a study led by Dr Doris Ribitsch of University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, bacteria in the stomachs of cattle could break down plastic, reports The Guardian. These results are far from insignificant, given that more than eight billion tonnes of plastic have accumulated on the planet since the 1950s - a weight equivalent to one billion elephants!


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