Very hungry caterpillars could be the answer to the Earth's massive plastic bag problem
A Spanish biologist and amateur beekeeper may have discovered a way to deal with some of the trillion plastic bags humans use and toss annually — and the answer lies in the humble caterpillar.
Or, more specifically, the Galleria mellonella, or wax moth.
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Federica Bertocchini, from Spain’s Institute of Biomedicine & Biotechnology of Cantabria, was actually working away at her side hustle—beekeeping—when she made the discovery that could make a huge dent in Earth’s plastic problem.
Finding a bunch of wax moths in her hives, where they were busy