Teen Decomposes Plastic Bag in 3 months

Plastic takes thousands of years to decompose — but 16-year-old science fair contestant Daniel Burd made it happen in just three months.

The Waterloo, Ontario high school junior figured that something must make plastic degrade, even if it does take millennia, and that something was probably bacteria.


Read more below to find out exactly how he managed to figure out this ground-breaking solution.

Teen Decomposes Plastic Bag in Three Months

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