Scientists found out that beetle larvaes or “mealworms” can eat some type of plastics. They can grow to more than 2 centimeters long and have bacteria in their stomach that can break down these plastics. About 3,000 to 4,000 worms are needed to eat one coffee cup made of Styrofoam in one week. After eating, they remove carbon dioxide and waste outside their bodies. Because of the terrible effects of pollution, scientists are thinking of ways to get and treat waste products from these worms. They are hoping that this technology can help solve the plastic problems of our environment.