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Amazonian Mushroom Eats Indestructible Plastics

By Andrew Tarantola on at

We use polyurethane to make just about everything — garden hoses, furniture, the entirety of my local pound-store. It's easy to produce, durable, and dirt cheap. What it isn't is recyclable — there isn't a single natural process that breaks it down. That is until a newly-discovered Amazonian fungus takes a bite.