Specifically PET, the plastic used most commonly in water and soft drink bottles.
I’m curious how this would be applied tho. Breed ecoli that produces the enzyme maybe?
Where is the actual study?
Working in this area myself in the conversion of PET plastics into value added products using bacteria. Unless a viable biotechnological process can be used to create something of value from the resulting compounds (I'm guessing it's terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol) it won't best incineration, unfortunately. Check out P4SB.eu
So, if it's "eating" the plastics what is the waste that's produced, or at a more basic level, if I had a room full of plastic bottles and I let this enzyme "eat" the bottles what would I be left with once the process is done?..little plastic pellets?...some new thing?
was the bug from the fukasima disaster
Wait, Creationists have told me that the creation of a new protein is a physical impossibility and that this is proof evolution is wrong.