what is needed to decompose plastics faster?

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    There is a story circulating about a Canadian teen who managed to make plastic bags deteriorate in about 3 months using a type of bacteria. He had entered a science fair for the project, and he received over $30,000 in awards and scholarships. This can be seen as a breakthrough in science in decomposition of plastics, as well as scientists’ claim that ocean water can accelerate the process as well. However, doing so will eventually release chemicals that can be harmful to the environment. I believe a concentration of recycling plastics should take precedence, as many items we use today use plastic in them. Otherwise, companies will simply need to use more oil to make new plastics, which isn’t ideal either. Recycling maybe be a better and more useful solution than simply trying to accelerate decomposition of plastics. 

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