Here’s a truth you literally can’t run away from: plastic is everywhere.
From toothbrushes to disposable coffee lids, plastic has found its way into every part of our lives. It’s incredibly useful because it’s durable; However, the other side is that it is also very difficult to get rid of, so it will be a part of our lives for the next few hundred years as well.
Because the chemical bonds in plastics materials are un-familier to bacteria in nature, so there are no natural occurring organisms that can break them down effectively or at all.
Fortunately, scientists are working on it, and a new synthetic enzyme developed with artificial intelligence can break down plastic waste in hours instead of the centuries it would take to break it down completely. If you’re curious to learn more about this advancement, be sure to check out the ColdFusion video embedded above and enjoy as always.