masonel77 t1_j6yo2pc wrote

I think it all depends on scaleability. There was lots of hype around Pleurotus species being able to decompose certain plastics or petroleum products (can’t remember which) and as enthusiastic as people were it’s just not a scaleable idea and lost steam within a few years (I think they realized Cyanobacteria are a better bet for large scale bioremediation, anyways).