Newly Developed Mutant Enzyme Pair is Able to Consume Plastic Efficiently

Some soil microbes, expert at recycling plants, ​have started to develop a taste for plastic. A few years back, while messing with one of these highly adapted organisms, researchers created a mutant enzyme by mistake, which can eat 20 percent...

Microplastic in Astonishing Quantities Found on the Seafloor

More than ten million tons of plastic are dumped into the oceans every year, but we only see about one percent of it, namely the pieces that float on the surface. But what happens to the rest of 99 percent...
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Mutant Enzyme Can Help Us Fight Plastic Pollution

A discovery is helping the environment by fighting plastic pollution. Scientists have determined a mutant enzyme that would help the recycling procedure for plastic bottles. The engineered protein was initially found in 2012. The impact it has on the bottles...

Sea Turtles Mistake Plastic in the Ocean for Food and Consume it

New research says that some sea turtles cannot differentiate between the smell of plastic and the smell of food. A wide extent of various marine creatures come across the massive amount of plastic waste that is thrown by people in...