Gap Fill - Biodegradable Plastic - Level 6


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The new, biodegradable involves embedding polyester-eating enzymes into the plastic during the production . When these enzymes are exposed to and water, they eat away at the plastic and reduce it to lactic . This provides for the soil when composted. Professor Ting Xu said up to 98 per cent of the plastic her team made degraded into small . She said: "We are basically saying that we are on the right . We can solve this continuing problem of single- plastics." She added: "Look at all the wasted we throw away - clothing, shoes, electronics like cellphones and computers. We are taking things from the earth at a faster than we can return them."

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