‘Plastic-eating’ bacteria have been discovered from the wetlands of Greater Noida. The discovery may lead to eco-friendly alternative clean-up methods for plastic waste worldwide. The bacterial strains discovered by researchers at Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida have the potential to decompose polystyrene - a key component in single-use plastic (SUP) items such as disposable cups, cutlery, toys, packaging materials etc. The bacterial species namely Exiguobacterium sibiricum strain DR11 and Exiguobacterium undae strain DR14 were isolated from the wetlands adjoining the university.
Published On: Oct 10, 2019