The Hunt for the Plastic Eaters: Bacteria Bulletin

Bacteria Bulletin report for The Hunt for the Plastic Eaters


A National Science Week Citizen Science Challenge

Are plastic-eating bacteria hiding out in your own back yard?


For National Science Week, Science Gallery Melbourne teams up with BioQuisitive and Candice Raeburn to throw down the gauntlet and set an ambitious challenge: can we find a new plastic-eating bacteria in Australia?

Building on the research of Japanese plastic-eating bacteria expert Professor Shosuke Yoshida this project asks young people Australia wide to become citizen scientists and take part in the hunt for a new species that could solve our plastic waste dilemma.