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Embedded enzymes make for compostable plastics that break down in days

A sample of the new enzyme-embedded degradable plastic, before and during composting

Plastic is a major environmental issue, since most of it doesn’t break down easily – and even when it does, it usually forms microplastic pieces that pose their own problems. A new type of compostable plastic is embedded with enzymes that, when triggered, quickly break the material down to its constituent molecules.

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Category: Materials, Science

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