I was rather surprised, I read this artilce. I have never heard of this particular mushroom. Has anyone else heard of it? Then I got to thinking, "Hey, wait a minute, a fungus that eats plastic,,,even in an environment like the bottom of landfills. Could this mean that diapers will no longer have to clog up landfill space and takes hundreds of years to decompose?" I would like to think that this simple fungus has huge potential. Maybe they will find a way to incorporate them into current land fills or maybe find a way to drill down into old land fills and inject the fungus spores so that the plastics that have already been buried can at last begin to be decomposed.
What are you guys thoughts on this? Is this a good thing?