Mutant Enzyme Recycles Plastic in Hours, Could Revolutionize Recycling Industry

Mutant Enzyme Recycles Plastic in Hours, Could Revolutionize Recycling Industry

April 15, 2020

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Innovation, Circular Economy

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.

Mutant Enzyme Recycles Plastic in Hours, Could Revolutionize Recycling Industry