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

 

About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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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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