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Naturally occurring enzyme tweaked by researchers to let plastic break down quickly

Plastic-eating enzyme could help fight pollution, scientists say


By -- CBC—— Bio and Archives--April 18, 2018

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Scientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could in future help in the fight against pollution.

The enzyme is able to digest polyethylene terephthalate, or PET — a form of plastic patented in the 1940s and now used in millions of tons of plastic bottles. PET plastics can persist for hundreds of years in the environment and currently pollute large areas of land and sea worldwide.—More…


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