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Scientists Created an Enzyme Cocktail That Eats Plastic

Scientists Created an Enzyme Cocktail That Eats Plastic

A gross fact of life is that we’re all ingesting plastic. Turtles eat plastic. Birds eat plastic. And one study found that humans eat a credit card worth of plastic each week. Now, scientists have engineered enzymes to eat plastic, too — but that may actually be a good thing.

The Seafloor Is Absolutely Littered In Microplastic

The Seafloor Is Absolutely Littered In Microplastic

Plastic garbage floating on the ocean may draw the most outrage, but it accounts for just 1 per cent of the 9.1 million tonnes of plastic that get into the world’s oceans every year. The rest of it ends up in the deep ocean, and new research has revealed where…