Do mealworms help to break down our waste? A few years ago researchers found out that they can digest plastics thanks to their gut bacteria. DW reporter Christian Caurla took a closer look at the phenomenon.
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Recycling plastics and other synthetic materials is often costly and not always possible. Researchers have now found an enzyme that decomposes PET in just hours and allows new plastic bottles to be profitably produced.
This week on Eco Africa we visit a designer turning waste into sustainable fashion, see how a water shortage is impacting farmers in Tunisia and watch as professional divers clean up one of Egypt's amazing coral reefs.
As the e-mobility drive gets stronger, it's already clear that there will soon be huge piles of discarded electric batteries. Some of the materials used to make them are clearly too precious to be thrown away, though.
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