Lab ‘Accident’ Becomes Mutant Enzyme That Devours Plastic

6E25038D-7D01-4DD8-8100-06EE595DF6D2.jpegScientists accidentally created an enzyme that has an appetite for … plastic, the pervasive kind that’s used to make bottles for water and soda, and which can normally take hundreds of years to degrade. It all began when researchers took a closer look at the crystal structure of a recently discovered enzyme called PETase, which evolved naturally and was already known to break down and digest plastic made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)…..More