The recycling myth explained.
The bill, known as Senate Bill (SB) 1046, stipulates that stores can only provide so-called “precheckout bags” if they are compostable or made from recyclable paper.
Wax worms (Galleria mellonella) could both digest and biodegrade plastic, causing visible damage to a PE-plastic bag in just 40 minutes.
"With their high profit margins, dollar stores must do more to ensure that all of these products are safe."
“So we’re eliminating plastic rings from our packaging, starting this year and finishing by 2025."
“We need to create proper systems for controlling and regulating plastic pollution, at local, national and global levels.”
How did these tiny pieces of plastic managed to make such a journey?
The study notes that the type and amount of enzymes correlates with location-specific pollution trends, showing just how ever-growing plastic pollution is causing these organisms to evolve.
A study published in 2020 that concluded that the U.S. is the largest global source of plastic waste, including plastics shipped to other countries that later are mismanaged.