New Plastic-Eating Fungus Provides Hope for the Future

A new species of fungi discovered in the Ecuadorian Amazon has shown the ability to degrade polyurethane plastics. The species Pestalotiopsis microspora seems to enjoy eating plastic, and is even able to survive eating only polyurethane plastic.  The species is also able to degrade plastic in an anaerobic environment, which bodes well for implications of placing the […]