1 million plastic water bottles are sold every minute. Only 14% are recycled. But don't worry - scientists accidentally stumbled on a way to fix the problem.
1 million plastic water bottles are sold every minute. Only 14% are recycled. The rest end up in landfills or in the ocean, taking centuries to decompose. Luckily, scientists have created an enzyme that can destroy all these bottles.
And they did it by accident. UK and U.S. scientists found an enzyme in the soil of a plastic landfill. While doing research on the enzyme, they accidentally mutated it, and created an enzyme that can break down plastic much faster than landfills.