A Report On The Bacteria Essay

976 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 4 Pages

The world each year continues to waste more and more plastic. Companies want to decompose all of the plastic to make way for the new plastic that is coming in with new collections of plastic that are done daily. As time goes by, more and more plastic is collected, it has been predicted that the plastic collected will grow 400% or go from 1.7 million tons in 2014 to 7.8 million tons in 2019 (Prieto, 2016). Researchers all over the world are trying to find a way that it would be easier and faster for plastic to decompose. One of the recent research perform in the Kyoto Institute of Technology and Keio University find out bacteria that is friendliest, which is able to decompose plastic in a week. The bacterium was found in the recycling location in Sakai, Japan. The bacterium was discovered as microbiologist obtained samples from the sediment, soil, and wastewater that was contaminated by the poly (ethylene terephthalate) more known as PET (Yoshida et al., 2016). They discovered this bacterium as coincidence because at first they were only testing the effects that the plastic bottle-recycling place had on the water that was close to it. The bacteria that was discover comes from the Comamonadaceae family and the Ideonella genus. The bacteria new specie was name sakaiensis 201-F6T. One of the exciting characteristics of these new specie is that is capable to eat the type of plastic that before was considered to be one of the most…

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