Enzyme that eats plastic

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  1. me just sayin

    me just sayin Diamond Member

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    was reading an article about the accidental discovery of an enzyme that eats plastic. Why does the movie "Andromeda Strain" come to mind?

    Scientists accidentally produce an enzyme that devours plastic
     
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    Saw that. First thing I thought of was that giant plastic ocean floating around in the ocean.
     
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    Well, if it comes to California it will cause cancer and have to be labeled as such. Soon California is going to require bottles to have caps that are permanently tethered to the bottle. Any clothing that is more than 50% synthetic will have to have a warning label that states that it sheds plastic. Plastic straws will be outlawed by the end of the year, too. Here it is cheaper to litter than toss a recyclable in the trash. Littering is only a 500 or 1,000 fine versus the 10K for tossing that aluminum can in a standard garbage can.
     
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    yea, california rather cut down trees for paper bags than use plastic bags :)
     
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    I'm thinking $5 for a 20 oz. water that Arrowhead gets for free.
     
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    unfortunately people will buy it.
     
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