THE GUARDIAN: Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

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Release date: 16/4/2018

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Prof Adisa Azapagic, at the University of Manchester in the UK, agreed the enzyme could be useful but added: “A full life-cycle assessment would be needed to ensure the technology does not solve one environmental problem – waste – at the expense of others, including additional greenhouse gas emissions.”

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TitleScientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date16/04/18
DescriptionProf Adisa Azapagic, at the University of Manchester in the UK, agreed the enzyme could be useful but added: “A full life-cycle assessment would be needed to ensure the technology does not solve one environmental problem – waste – at the expense of others, including additional greenhouse gas emissions.”
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/16/scientists-accidentally-create-mutant-enzyme-that-eats-plastic-bottles
PersonsAdisa Azapagic