Scientists accidentally discovered a mutant enzyme that could help the world eliminate plastic waste

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that can digest common plastics. Researchers were looking at an existing enzyme found naturally in landfills. In the process they inadvertently created a new, more effective version. The new enzyme can fully eat up PET, the plastic used in bottled water and soft drinks. It could drastically reduce the time needed for plastic to fully decompose.

Scientists have accidentally discovered a mutant enzyme that can fully eat up

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