MGR: The Man Behind The Legend
Striking gold at the landfill
For over three years now, a vacant patch of land in Islamabad has served as the repository for all of the capital's garbage. For the city's planners, this was meant to be a stop-gap arrangement. The paper, which bears the otherwise dull title 'Biodegradation of polyester polyurethane by Aspergillus tubingensis', actually outlines a groundbreaking discovery; confirming the existence of naturally-occurring fungi that have the ability to perform "bio-degradation and bio-remediation of pollutants in soil or wastewater". For anyone even remotely familiar with humanity's growing plastic problem, this is nothing short of a "Eureka!" moment. READ......