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Researchers at Stanford University have been looking into how eating plastic, such as Styrofoam, can affect mealworms. They found that not only do mealworms survive, but it is actually still safe to use them as feed for other animals.
Study lead Anja Malawi said "This is definitely not what we expected to see. It's amazing that mealworms can eat a chemical additive without it building up in their body over time."
UK Plastics Pact report reveals 3,400 tonnes of plastic packaging already removed from fresh produce
It's a great week for British retailers as they explore sustainable alternatives to the plastic packaging used for fresh produce.
This includes looking into alternatives for the plastic stickers that you often find on loose fruit and veg. Some companies are moving to compostable stickers or no stickers at all, while M&S is considering lasering use-by-dates on its avocados.
Plastic debris killing half a million crabs on remote islands
The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) has led a study on 2 remote islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The study has found that plastic waste is washing up and trapping hermit crabs, who fall into containers and are unable to get back out.