Mutated enzyme breaks down 90% of PET plastics in hours

Mutated enzyme breaks down 90% of PET plastics in hours

Scientists mutate enzyme to break down 90% of PET plastics. Polyethylene Terephtalate, otherwise known as PET, is commonly used in plastic bottles. Carbios reengineered the enzyme to make it 10,000 times more efficient than its predecessor. The original enzyme was discovered at Osaka University in 2012. Work is underway to open a demonstration plant next year.

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Why is Boone talking about this? I’ve seen styrofoam recycling methods as well... but anti-pollution groups refuse to push these methods for what reason?

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