Archives for June 2009

Boy discovers microbe that eats plastic

June 12, 2009, | “It’s not your average science fair when the 16-year-old winner manages to solve a global waste crisis. But such was the case at last May’s Canada-Wide Science Fair in Ottawa, Ontario, where Daniel Burd, a high school student at Waterloo Collegiate Institute, presented his research on microorganisms that can rapidly biodegrade plastic.”

Lindy Rose shared a link.
“I’ve heard about this microbe before, but I had no idea it was discovered by a 16 year old boy!”
GoodNews FortheEarth ~ “Lots of people are working on this! The article mentions several, but not this Amazon research posted here last March:”
GoodNews FortheEarth ~ “I found this by searching our website. Please check it out for other topics too. We have links to articles going back to October, 2010 — but there’s lots of good news for the Earth that we have surely missed. If you know of some that we don’t, please post it to this Wall. Old good news is still good news : )”