Enzymes breakdown plastic

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BBC News has revealed that scientists have come up with a particular enzyme that can digest plastic, or at least the type of plastic used in the making of plastic bottles.

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We at Sustainable Agriculture London, part of Good Gardeners International charity, have had the enzymes for digesting polyethelene for 22 years and have been recycling takeaway coffee cups for 22 years. Indeed we can even recycle regular supermarket babbies nappies down to a remaining single sheet of plastic that can be screened out at the end of 90 days. Modern science has been saying that these are not recyclable and can remain in landfill for 100’s of years.

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Modern science has only just come up with the enzymes to digest plastic bottles. The answers are out there, they are in Nature.

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