Can plastic-eating enzymes really save the planet?

Lloyd’s spotted something interesting in the news recently: plastic-eating enzymes. This new method of recycling seems to be a perfect solution to plastic pollution, but could it really transform the way we use and re-use our plastic?

With help from Daniel Acosta (University of Texas Austin), who is a part of the team behind some ground-breaking new research into the enzyme FAST-PETase, Lily guides Lloyd through the fascinating world of enzyme engineering, and helps him to understand how enzymes could change the way we recycle forever.

Credits: Produced by Lily Shepherd. Featuring Daniel Acosta. Podcast theme written exclusively for us by Ben Vize (@benvizemusic on Instagram).

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