Wood is older than the bacteria that rots wood. Just think, fallen trees once scattered the earth like plastic waste.
Does this kill us slower or faster? I'm having trouble keeping up.
Next headline - Plastic-degrading fungus out of control.
Just think, if we can breed this stuff into something that would survive well in the ocean, we might be able to push back our own extinction by like...10-12 years.
I think I read a sci-fi story with this premise once.
It ended with every petrochemical product on earth decomposing, if I recall correctly.
I don't see this as a good thing. I don't think we appreciate how much civilization depends on platic's imperviousness to bacteria and fungi. If you sit back and think about how pervasive platic is in our daily lives, from medicine, to electronics, to transportation, then contemplating widespread plastophage contamination should feel unsettling.