Microbe That Lunches on Plastic Bags

a Waterloo teenager has found a way to make plastic bags degrade faster—in three months, he figures… Daniel Burd’s project won the top prize at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Ottawa. He came back with a long list of awards, including a $10,000 prize, a $20,000 scholarship, and recognition that he has found a practical way to help the environment.—WCI student isolates microbe that lunches on plastic bags