Monday, October 05, 2015

Insects to Eat Styrofoam - Waste Problem Solved?

Could biology solve the problem of disposing of plastic waste?

It might just be the case according to a recent study at Stanford University.

Reporting is here -   along with some photos.

But in essence the larvae of mealworms can be raised on styrofoam!  Yes, styrofoam.

The world uses a lot of styrofoam each year with a large amount in simple, single use styrofoam cups for coffee and similar take away drinks.

I have personally observed the good old cockroach tuck into styofoam.........but this technology of raising insects on styrofoam seems such a simple option that would lend itself to mass production.

I just wonder though, at the real will to set something up.

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