Could human gut microbes digest plastic?

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Could human gut microbes digest plastic?
« on: 13/03/2014 21:30:01 »
Stu Gibeau asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Is it possible to add microbes to the human gut that could either digest or break down plastic safely? And could it lead to a new paradigm on recycling?

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 13/03/2014 21:30:01 by _system »