TIL there is a bacterium (Ideonella sakaiensis) capable of breaking down and consuming the plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) by whatilearned June 27, 2021, 6:48 pm Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideonella_sakaiensis What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote bacteriumBREAKINGcapableConsumingIdeonellapetplasticpolyethylenesakaiensisterephthalateTILToday I learned See more Previous article Obesity May Raise Risk of Prostate Cancer Spread Obesity and prostate cancer may be a bad combination, new research suggests. The risk of the cancer spreading is more likely in both obese and overweight men, researchers found. Next article Household Germs Hide in Unexpected Spots Contrary to public perception that the bathroom is the most germ-ridden room in the house, the real trouble spot is the kitchen, a study shows. 5 Comments Leave a Reply Start replication Log in to Reply So do we fill our world with Ideonella Sakaeiensis? What are the side effects? Log in to Reply Life, uhh, finds a way Log in to Reply [deleted] Log in to Reply I remember that episode of the ’90s X-men cartoon. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.