Japanese researchers have discovered a bacteria that feeds on Polyethylene terephthalate, commonly known as PET as in PET bottles. These have become a environmental hazard with millions of bottles coming up at the dumpyards and oceans. The bacteris is called Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6 and can potentially rid the planet of the hazards of the ever increasing menace, since this bug actually chews on the bottles and degrades them. 

 

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Bottle Buster was last modified: March 14th, 2016 by Rahul Kumar