wax moth

My son gets the National Geographic for kids each month, thanks to a very kind Godmother who bought a subscription for him. He loves it, and so do I! I learn so much from reading it as his bedtime story.

The latest edition had a short article about wax moth larvae. Usually bred for fishing bait, it turns out the little blighters can also chop through plastic bags. Now, whilst I still advocate for us all using less plastic (and eating through a plastic bag must be easier than a plastic milk container?), it is great to think that there might be away to reduce at least some of the plastic waste we have already created.

Apparently the enzymes that they use to munch through wax, can also be used to break down polyethylene!

Get munching, you cleaver little things!



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