THE GUARDIAN: Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

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    Prof Adisa Azapagic, at the University of Manchester in the UK, agreed the enzyme could be useful but added: “A full life-cycle assessment would be needed to ensure the technology does not solve one environmental problem – waste – at the expense of others, including additional greenhouse gas emissions.”

    Period16 Apr 2018

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