Packing material, disposable cutlery, CD cases: Polystyrene is among the most common forms of plastic, but recycling it isn't easy and the vast majority ends up in landfills, incinerators or, in the worst cases, finds its way to the oceans.
Scientists at Australia's University of Queensland have now discovered that superworms — the larvae of Zophobas morio darkling beetles — are able to dine on polystyrene, and their gut enzymes could hold the key to higher recycling rates.
Chris Rinke, who...

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