Israeli-designed Bacteria Could Help Solve World's Gigantic Plastic Problem

Israeli team's genetic engineering technology, called Plasticure, targets mainly polyethylene terephthalate, the most common thermoplastic polymer resin used in fibers for clothing, bottles and food containers.

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More than 300 million tons of plastic are produced every year, creating one of the planet’s gravest environmental threats. An Israeli research team believes it has found the solution to this problem in the...