The larvae of Galleria mellonella, commonly known as a wax worm, is able to biodegrade plastic bags. Wayne Boo/USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab hide caption

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The Lowly Wax Worm May Hold The Key To Biodegrading Plastic

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8 Million Tons Of Plastic Clutter Our Seas

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"A lot of people are eating seafood all the time, and fish are eating plastic all the time, so I think that's a problem," says a marine toxicologist. iStockphoto hide caption

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BPA-Free Plastics Going On Trial In Texas

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