Are plastic-eating caterpillar another excuse to produce plastic?

Worldwide plastic production increased from 2 Million tons (Mt) in 1950 to 380Mt in 2015. In addition, recycling only means to post the future of plastic, which will ultimately be incinerated to eliminate it completely from the environment1. However, it is surprising to see more impact about new ways to get rid of this material than information encouraging us to reduce their production in daily use. So, should we really be that proud about another organism feeding on our waste?

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