Styrofoam Consuming Bacteria

Boffins from University College Dublin have discovered a bacteria that can consume polystyrene foam and in turn converts it into polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA).

This is significant because styrofoam is not biodegradable, and is one of the most destructive forms of chemicals which kills thousands of wildlife, especially sea creatures. PHA on the other hand, is biodegradable.

LiveScience.com has more information on this discovery.