• Question: If plastic-eating bacteria were released, how drastic do you think the effect would be?

    Asked by Jonathan The Awesome to Mark on 3 May 2016.
    • Photo: Mark Ritchie

      Mark Ritchie answered on 3 May 2016:

      Assuming they could eat all kinds of plastic, the effects would be catastrophic because most of our useful devices, even cars, have a lot of plastic in them.