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Jul 26, 2022

Natural clean-up: Bacteria can remove plastic pollution from lakes

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A study of 29 European lakes has found that some naturally-occurring lake bacteria grow faster and more efficiently on the remains of plastic bags than on natural matter like leaves and twigs.

The break down the compounds in plastic to use as food for their growth.

The scientists say that enriching waters with particular species of bacteria could be a natural way to remove from the environment.

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