Bees Are Now Upcycling Plastic - Core77
"As cool as it is to see birds using manmade objects to decorate their lovenests, it’s a little heartbreaking. But the reality is that the wilderness is strewn with refuse, hence bottlecaps and Bics go onto the B.O.M.
Well, turns out it’s not just bowerbirds, but also bees that make use of human garbage—specifically, plastic—to spruce up their digs. The Ecological Society of America has released a paper entitled “Bees collect polyurethane and polethylene plastics as novel nest materials,” detailing York University researcher J. Scott MacIvor’s discoveries on the subject.”