Aylin Woodward on Business Insider reports that scientists have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that can break down bottles in a matter of days. This advancement is great news for waste management and pollution reduction.
“These ‘super-enzymes’ were made by researchers at the Center for Enzyme Innovation in the UK and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado. They break down a type of common plastic known as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) — used in single-use bottles as well as clothing and carpets — into its chemical building blocks.”
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