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New enzyme variant eats plastic in just 24 hours – could eliminate billions of tons of landfill waste

An enzyme variant created by engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin can break down environment-throttling plastics that typically take centuries to degrade in just a matter of hours to days.

This discovery, published today in Nature, could help solve one of the world’s most pressing environmental: what to do with the billions of tons of plastic waste piling up in landfills and polluting our natural lands and water. The enzyme has the potential to …

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Original title: Plastic-eating enzyme could eliminate billions of tons of landfill waste

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