Decomposing Plastic in 3 Months

According to WIRED, who wrote according to The Record, 16-year-old Daniel Burd did it in that time, compared to the thousands of years usually necessary.

Kudos to him for a great solution to a huge environmental problem. I love the base of the entire solution: Tap Water, Yeast, and Dirt, in which ground plastic apparently decomposes (but if you read further in The Record article, it apparently took some separation of the key microbes to get the right one).

that is really interesting.

I would like to see what the chemistry is and what the resulting compound are?

I know from a lot of experience if you take a sheet of polyethelene and leave it outside in the sunlight for a year the UV will basically shatter the film into a million pieces. what the pieces are I don’t know.