Plastic litters the planet
Destroying everything in sight,
From oceans to forests
And not to mention wildlife,
According to studies, humans may eat
Up to one credit card’s worth
Of plastic per week;
It consumes all living things.
But the one thing it’s not killing,
Instead consumes it,
In fact, it’s a new bacterium,
And it feeds on polyurethane.
This discovery can inspire hope
For a future without plastic.
One day, we might not have to worry about plastic;
Instead, we’ll just feed our trash to the bacterium.