Polythene as a Threat to Environment | Knowledge Hub | 2019

Polythene is not biodegradable and hence gets accumulated at water bodies and land fills. Also this gets ingested by domestic animals and marine creatures. These animal products get polluted with polythene and a part of it gets into the human beings creating health hazards for them.

However, new breakthroughs suggest that there are some bacterium which will be able to either use polythene as food or break it down into other biodegradable substances.

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