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Scientists Made a Super Enzyme That Eliminates Need to Make More Plastic

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Scientists accidentally created a super enzyme that eats plastic for breakfast… Or did they? While the discovery is real and it was happenstance – it was in the process of engineering bacteria that the surprising, plastic-engulfing results were revealed. However, the enzyme doesn’t…

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Purdue Alumni Create “SoyFoliate” Microbead Alternative to Plastic Used in Body Care Products

By Jason Erickson Over the last several years, much more attention has been given to determining the ill effects that microplastics (microbeads) are having on human health and the environment. Concerns have been raised in everything from toothpaste to beer to the wider ecosystem where…

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