Researchers at the German DSMZ have studied how marine microorganisms break down and recycle biodegradable plastic: Through the division of tasks among bacterial communities.
British and American researchers have combined two enzymes from a plastic-eating microbe in such a way that it can break down plastic six times faster than the plastic-eating enzyme PETase.
Scientists at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in Germany are researching sustainable plastics that are capable of self-healing, have intelligent properties and can be recycled if required.
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Researchers from the Dutch University of Wageningen examined 340 kilos of waste that was washed ashore on the uninhabited Dutch Wadden island of Griend.
Microplastics in rivers, seas and oceans pose an increasing threat to humans and animals. Students of Eindhoven University of Technology are working on a machine to count plastic granules in rivers.
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