Mutant Enzyme Recycles Plastic in Hours, Could Revolutionize Recycling Industry
April 15, 2020
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.