Biodegrading Plastics :
Since 2008 Japan has quickly increased the recovering of plastics, but still has a large rate of plastic wrapping which goes to waste.
In May 2008, Daniel Burd, a 16-year-old Canadian, won Science Fair in Ottawa after realizing that Pseudomonas fluorescens, with the help of Sphingomonas, can reduce over 40% of the weight of plastic bags in less than three months.
In 2009 it was discovered by a resident of Hawaii upon returning from a ship race that degraded plastics are a major cause for marine life demolition, being mixed in with plankton, comparable in size and weight but in much great numbers.
In 2010 a Japanese investigator Akinori introduces the model of a machine which creates oil from Polyethylene using a small, self-contained vapor extraction process.