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Scientists may have made a plastic recycling breakthrough

The Guardian 04/08/2020

A bacterial enzyme found in leaf compost is being used to reduce plastic bottles to chemical compounds that can be remade into bottles. Up until now, the product of recycled bottles could only be used for carpets and clothing. Scientists used the enzyme to break down a ton of plastic bottles, which degraded by 90 percent within 10 hours.

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