Proteins versus plastic: how enzymes can help with recycling

Plastic pollution is a mounting waste problem, and recycling isn’t efficient enough to deal with the massive amounts of waste being generated.

But there are still things to learn in plastics recycling – like whether enzymes can break plastics down more effectively, or even make newer, more high-quality materials?

In this video, Cosmos science journalist Ellen Phiddian speaks to Vanessa Vongsouthi, head of protein engineering at Samsara Eco, about how enzymes can help to tackle the plastic crisis.

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