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Fast-acting engineered enzyme that degrades plastics in days [Full subscriber]

Plastic waste poses an ecological challenge, and enzymatic degradation offers one potentially green and scalable route for polyesters waste recycling. Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) accounts for 12% of global solid waste. Enzymes that break down PET and PET hydrolases have been previously developed but suffer from practical limitations with slow reaction rates and specific pH and temperature ranges…

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