Honey, who shrunk the plastic

solutions are always sweet, and if they come along with a dash of sugar, they are bound to work wonders. Scientists from Pune-based National Chemical Laboratory (ncl) have found that a small amount of sugar can help make a more ecofriendly kind of plastic.

It is well known that soil bacteria such as Serratia marcescens and species of Pseudomonas and Bacillus have a sweet tooth. Therefore, the scientists decided to make a