Plastic-Eating Fungus Found on a dump side in Pakistan This Fungi helps to solve the one of the major environmental problem plastic pollution. It was found on a dumpsite in the capital city of Islamabad
Mushrooms are the most commonly known fungi, but they can also be small, single-celled yeasts that can not be seen with the naked eye.
Every year about 2,000 species are still being identified, experts say, and science still doesn’t know about an estimated 93 percent of fungal species.
This is not the first time that organisms have been found of plastic waste.
Several findings of bacteria have been made that can break down plastic, and it was even found earlier this year that a much larger insect, the wax worm, can actually degrade plastic due to its similar structure to that of its natural beeswax food.
on one side the finding the ways to break down the plastic in an eco-friendly way but the scientists are not figured out which way is more efficient to handle this problem.
why they are not implementing the solution , its hard to degrade the mountains of plastics by these fungi.
in 1950 2 Million Metric tons of plastic produced around the world, in 2017 increased to 8.3Billion Metric tons and from 2050 it reached to 34 Billion Metric tons
Around 8 million plastic pollution sections find their way into our oceans every day.
Around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic bits can now float in the open ocean. Weighing as much as 269,000 tons. It takes from a decade to a thousand years to fully degrade plastics.
So we need to wait for a discovery that can replace the plastic.