Some would say that we should get rid of plastics altogether, and they may have a point.

But this is a new enzyme that can break down plastics in a few days, where they would ordinarily take centuries.

This is a major leap in recycling technology that will turn existing plastics into virgin material for making new goods.

Technology wins again!

Scientists Discover Method to Break Down Plastic in Days, Not Centuries

Machine learning-aided engineering of hydrolases for PET depolymerization