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    Default New Super Enzyme Eats Plastic Bottles Six Times Faster

    Damian Carrington
    September 29 2020

    Breakthrough that builds on plastic-eating bugs first discovered by Japan in 2016 promises to enable full recycling

    A super-enzyme that degrades plastic bottles six times faster than before has been created by scientists and could be used for recycling within a year or two.
    The super-enzyme, derived from bacteria that naturally evolved the ability to eat plastic, enables the full recycling of the bottles. Scientists believe combining it with enzymes that break down cotton could also allow mixed-fabric clothing to be recycled. Today, millions of tonnes of such clothing is either dumped in landfill or incinerated.

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    Default Re: New Super Enzyme Eats Plastic Bottles Six Times Faster

    Plastic contamination in our oceans and rivers is worse than most people realize. Anything that helps alleviate this contamination is music to my ears.

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