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Plastic-Eating Fungi Discovered in the Amazon

Is fungus one of the answers to the world’s waste problem? A group from Yale University discovered a plastic-eating fungus in the Amazon rain forest. The exotic fungus is able to survive by growing on polyurethane in an oxygen-free environment. The discovery holds promise in the discovering new possibilities for managing plastic waste.

If you’re interested in making some of your own discoveries in the rain forest, join us for an Amazon River cruise.