Scientists Claim New Enzyme Can Break Down Plastic in a Single Week

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  • A research team from the University of Texas has found a new way to speed up the process of breaking down plastic.
  • Their modified enzyme has reduced the amount of time it takes for plastic to degrade – from months to a single week.
  • This is called depolymerization that allows the broken plastic to be reconstituted back into virgin PET plastic.

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