Wednesday, April 22, 2009

plastic-eating mold?

-- Quote of the Day --

"See simplicity in the complicated.
Achieve greatness in little things."
~ Lao-Tzu


... don't forget...


Enter this week's draw for 2 prizes (estimated value totals nearly $800, US funds) by emailing me (ldbrummet@yahoo.com) and tell me any eco-activity you have done during a vacation or day off... cleaned up a trail, helped in a community green space creation project, took reusable containers full of food and refreshments to the beach... chose earth-friendly picnic ware etc. Details about the prizes can be found in yesterday's blog post, or on the Conscious Discussions radio show.

-- Positive Eco-News --

Now here is an interesting eco-discovery for you! - Japan's National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences announced on October 22, 2008, that it had discovered a variety of mold that lives gramineous plant that can effectively decompose biodegradable plastics. This mold, isolated from barley leaves, excretes a highly concentrated splitting enzyme into its culture fluid. The institute observed that 91.2 percent of multi-purpose agricultural film made of biodegradable plastic (by weight) was decomposed within six days after the produced enzyme liquid was sprayed on the film.
Source: www.japanfs.org

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