“Oh hey look at that…”
Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles.
Obviously there’s some pretty major legwork still to be done before it’s large scale operational… but talk about the kind of thing that could help change the world.
“What we are hoping to do is use this enzyme to turn this plastic back into its original components, so we can literally recycle it back to plastic,” said McGeehan. “It means we won’t need to dig up any more oil and, fundamentally, it should reduce the amount of plastic in the environment.”