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This is too cool! Great find. Hopefully they start to utilize this as soon as possible.
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so, they eat the plastic and then turn it into what?
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post

I'm tired and misread the title as: "Yale students discover they love to eat plastic"

that would be news thumb.gif
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so, they eat the plastic and then turn it into what?

My question exactly.
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This will be used for military use ....watch helmetsmiley.png
    
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I'm confused.... Is plastic a naturally occurring thing in the rainforest? How would something on earth be able to eat and digest a man made object.
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Pretty cool solution to all the plastic waste we're producing right now. thumb.gif
They should use it to eliminate that plastic island floating around the ocean, video tape it just disappearing and then fast forward the thing like 1000x times and put on Youtube. Now I wonder what would happen if somehow that fungus got loose in the civilized world. tongue.gif

PS: There is no plastic island. Plastic dissolves in the high salt concentrations of the ocean, well not dissolves, but breaks up into tiny particles before too long.
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PS: There is no plastic island. Plastic dissolves in the high salt concentrations of the ocean, well not dissolves, but breaks up into tiny particles before too long.

Yeah,so we just imagined the giant floating island that we have seen.Do you really think a plastic water bottle is going to dissolve in salt water any time soon? rolleyes.gif
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Yeah,so we just imagined the giant floating island that we have seen.Do you really think a plastic water bottle is going to dissolve in salt water any time soon? rolleyes.gif

It's fake. Read up on it.
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Yeah,so we just imagined the giant floating island that we have seen.Do you really think a plastic water bottle is going to dissolve in salt water any time soon? rolleyes.gif

What? From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_Garbage_Patch
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The patch is not a visibly dense field of floating debris. The process of disintegration means that the plastic particulate in much of the affected region is too small to be seen.
Goes on to say the "patch" (area of concentrated particles) is twice the size of Hawaii, if that.
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