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Feb1-12, 01:10 PM
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I saw that and it's not for "plastics" - it's for polyurethane, a plastic readily recycled now. From the abstract, it is remarkable that fungal growth was demonstrated under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions and polyurethane served as the sole surce of carbon. The extent to which PU material was physically degraded is not reported in the abstract but it is clear that energy would needed to produce and ferment/treat particluate material. Further this is an ednohyte and a plant it's also nt evident that this species/isolate requires an associated plant or that it's repplicatio in other parts of the world wouldnot place economic crops at risk.

On a slow news day, I'm sure this will be magnified to mean the end of plastic waste but it may be more apparent than real that this offers a useful means of addressing this material.