A Wonderful Accident

Scientists accidentally identified an enzyme that eats plastic and are now optimizing it to devour plastic 1,000 times faster! Plastic could be broken down into its component parts in a year or two instead of hundreds of years or longer. This could help humanity eliminate the islands of plastic in our oceans and mountains of plastic clogging landfills, and greatly reduce the need for new oil discoveries and the environmental harm that occurs when extracting and processing it.

A Wonderful Accident

Source: Engadget

With Love,

Russ

 

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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3 Responses to A Wonderful Accident

  1. Saw this on the news and thought wow how cool

  2. ksbeth says:

    such good news – fingers crossed

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