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Apr 13, 2020

Mutant Enzyme Recycles Plastic in Hours, Could Revolutionize Recycling Industry

Posted by in categories: materials, sustainability

Scientists have engineered a mutant enzyme that converts 90 percent of plastic bottles back to pristine starting materials that can then be used to produce new high-quality bottles in just hours. The discovery could revolutionize the recycling industry, which currently saves about 30 percent of PET plastics from landfills, reported Science Magazine.

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