Turning Plastic Waste Into Biofuel

Egyptian teenager Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad discovered that an inexpensive catalyst called aluminosilicate can efficiently turn plastic waste into biofuel.

Fungus That Decomposes Plastic

A group of students from Yale’s Department of Molecular Physics and Biochemistry discovered a fungus in Ecuador, called Pestalotiopsis microspora, that likes to eat polyester polyurethane.