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A new enzyme that will 'eat' plastic pollution

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Scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of the most commonly polluting plastics

Period16 Apr 2018 → 15 Sep 2018

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TitleScientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletP.M. News Nigeria
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date15/09/18
DescriptionReport on John McGeehan's research in which he engineered a enzyme to digest PET plastic.
URLhttps://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2018/09/14/scientists-accidentally-create-mutant-enzyme-that-eats-plastic-bottles/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitlePlastics and recycling
Media name/outletBBC 2 Radio
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date22/08/18
DescriptionDiscussion about plastics and recycling includes mention of Professor John McGeehan's research, in which he engineered an enzyme able to digest PET plastic
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PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleCientíficos japoneses descubren una bacteria que elimina el plástico (Spanish)
Media name/outletBlasting News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date31/07/18
DescriptionReport on research by Professor John McGeehan which developed a new enzyme more efficient than the one which evolved naturally at digesting PET plastics
Producer/AuthorPepa Martorell
URLhttps://es.blastingnews.com/ciencia/2018/07/cientificos-japoneses-descubren-una-bacteria-que-elimina-el-plastico-002673657.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleBacteria could eat our plastic garbage
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletBild
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date22/07/18
URLhttps://www.bild.de/bild-plus/ratgeber/plastikmuell/bakterien/produzieren-plastik-fressende-enzyme-55419156,view=conversionToLogin.bild.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleIs Biodegradable Plastic The Answer To Our Plastic Pollution Problem?
Media name/outletGood Men Project
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date16/07/18
DescriptionThe products that decompose rather than stay around forever may be a necessity more than ever.
Producer/Author Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer
URLhttps://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/plastic-pollution-sjbn/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleNewly Found Enzyme can Help Turn Plant Waste to Plastic
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletlabroots
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date10/07/18
Producer/AuthorCarmen Leitch
URLhttps://www.labroots.com/trending/cell-and-molecular-biology/12033/newly-found-enzyme-plant-waste-plastic
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleReducing reliance on plastic is key to our future
Media name/outletEvening Echo
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date10/07/18
DescriptionReport on research by Professor John McGeehan in which he engineered an enzyme capable of digesting PET plastics
Producer/AuthorAnthony Angelini
URLhttps://www.eveningecho.ie/opinion/Reducing-reliance-on-plastic-is-key-to-our-future-100b10b5-daff-4b18-9a4b-24190c7841c5-ds
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleCreation of a new enzyme which can digest PET plastic
Media name/outletThe Chemical Engineer
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date6/06/18
Descriptionreport on research by John McGeehan which has resulted in the creation of a new enzyme which can digest PET plastic
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitlePlastic waste pollution in the ocean: technology at the tipping point
Media name/outletThe Institution of Engineering and Technology
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date22/05/18
DescriptionReport on research by Professor John McGeehan which has resulted in the creation of a new enzyme which can digest PET plastic
Producer/AuthorChristine Evans-Pughe
URLhttps://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2018/05/plastic-waste-pollution-in-the-ocean-technology-at-the-tipping-point/#provider_moreover
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletOnmy Radio South Africa
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date26/04/18
URLhttps://omny.fm/shows/the-best-of-azania-mosaka/playlists/podcast/embed?style=artwork
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleBeating Plastics with Science
Media name/outletMy Green Pod
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date19/04/18
DescriptionSCIENTISTS HAVE ENGINEERED A PLASTIC-EATING ENZYME THAT COULD BE USED TO RECYCLE PLASTIC BOTTLES
Producer/AuthorKatie
URLhttps://www.mygreenpod.com/articles/beating-plastics-with-science/#provider_moreover
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists Created Something That Could Be Huge for the Environment
Media name/outletiHeart Radio
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date19/04/18
DescriptionScientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of the most commonly polluting plastics.
URLhttps://973now.iheart.com/content/2018-04-18-scientists-created-something-that-could-be-huge-for-the-environment/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleCould a tiny enzyme eradicate plastic garbage plaguing the world’s oceans?
Media name/outletCBS News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/04/18
DescriptionA small enzyme could be the solution to plastic pollution, one of the planet's biggest environmental problems. Millions of metric tons of plastics wind up in the ocean each year.
URLhttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/could-an-enzyme-eradicate-plastic-pollution-in-the-worlds-oceans/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleMutated Plastic-Munching Enzyme Accidentally Created During Lab Experiment
Media name/outletGizmodo
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/04/18
DescriptionScientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of the most commonly polluting plastics.
Producer/AuthorGeorge Dvorsky
URLwww.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/04/mutated-plastic-munching-enzyme-accidentally-created-during-lab-experiment/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists accidentally discover enzyme that could 'eat' plastic pollution
Media name/outletAustin American Statesman
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/04/18
DescriptionPollution has negative effects on our health, but scientists may be able to better combat the issue with a plastic-eating enzyme they discovered accidentally.
Producer/AuthorNajja Parker
URLhttps://www.statesman.com/news/science/scientists-accidentally-discover-enzyme-that-could-eat-plastic-pollution/HACfBhd7H0Uj2BG64aUEqJ/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitlePlastic-Eating Enzyme Holds Promise in Fighting Pollution
Media name/outletJakarta Globe
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/04/18
DescriptionScientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could in future help in the fight against pollution.
Producer/AuthorKate Kelland and Stuart McDill
URLjakartaglobe.id/international/plastic-eating-enzyme-holds-promise-fighting-pollution/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists Just Created An Enzyme That Eats Plastic, And It Was By Accident
Media name/outletTech Times
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/04/18
DescriptionScientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of the most commonly polluting plastics.
Producer/AuthorCarl Velasco
URLwww.techtimes.com/articles/225417/20180418/scientists-just-created-an-enzyme-that-eats-plastic-and-it-was-by-accident.htm
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScissors cut paper. Paper wraps rock. Lab-made enzyme eats plastic
Media name/outletThe Register
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/04/18
DescriptionBrit boffins save planet
Producer/AuthorAndrew Orlowski
URLhttps://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/18/petase_enzyme_portsmouth/#provider_opoint
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists accidentally discover enzyme that could 'eat' plastic pollution
Media name/outletPalm Beach Post
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/04/18
DescriptionPollution has negative effects on our health, but scientists may be able to better combat the issue with a plastic-eating enzyme they discovered accidentally.
Producer/AuthorNajja Parker
URLhttps://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/science/scientists-accidentally-discover-enzyme-that-could-eat-plastic-pollution/HACfBhd7H0Uj2BG64aUEqJ/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleNytt hopp för miljön: Hittade plastätande enzym av en slump
Media name/outletAftonbladet
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/04/18
DescriptionScientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of the most commonly polluting plastics.
URLhttps://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/G1gX0l/nytt-hopp-for-miljon-hittade-plastatande-enzym-av-en-slump
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleMuterat enzym ska kunna ”äta upp” plast i naturen
Media name/outletDagens Nyheter
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/04/18
DescriptionScientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of the most commonly polluting plastics.
URLhttps://www.dn.se/nyheter/vetenskap/muterat-enzym-ska-kunna-ata-upp-plast-i-naturen/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleImproved Plastic-degrading Enzyme That Can Break Down Ubiquitous PET Bottles
Media name/outletOmnexus
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/04/18
DescriptionA breakthrough in enzyme research led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the United Kingdom’s University of Portsmouth has led to an improved variant of an enzyme that can break down ubiquitous plastic bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET.
Producer/AuthorSpecialChem
URLhttps://omnexus.specialchem.com/news/industry-news/nrel-university-of-portsmouth-better-plastic-degrading-enzyme-000214230
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleThis enzyme eats plastic and could revolutionize recycling, scientists say
Media name/outletUSA Today
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionScientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could in future help in the fight against pollution.
Producer/AuthorAshley May
URLhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/04/17/enzyme-eats-plastic-and-could-revolutionize-recycling-scientists-say/523399002/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists Inadvertently Create Mutant Plastic-Eating Enzyme
Media name/outletDaily Beast
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionAn international group of scientists has accidentally created an enzyme that eats plastic
Producer/AuthorCarlos Jasso
URLhttps://www.thedailybeast.com/scientists-inadvertently-create-mutant-plastic-eating-enzyme
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitlePOLLUTION SOLUTION Scientists accidentally create a mutant protein that eats plastic
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionResearchers in Portsmouth created the plastic-digesting protein while investigating its natural counterpart
URLhttps://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6069244/scientists-accidentally-create-a-mutant-protein-that-eats-plastic/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleResearchers accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic
Media name/outletIndependent
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionBritish researchers created the plastic-digesting protein accidentally while investigating its natural counterpart.
Producer/AuthorJohn von Radowitz
URLhttps://www.independent.ie/news/environment/researchers-accidentally-create-mutant-enzyme-that-eats-plastic-36814741.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleUniversity of Portsmouth scientists accidentally develop plastic-eating enzyme
Media name/outletThe News
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionSign up 1 HAVE YOUR SAY SCIENTISTS at the city’s university have inadvertently engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world’s biggest environmental problems.
Producer/AuthorMillie Salkeld
URLhttps://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/university-of-portsmouth-scientists-accidentally-develop-plastic-eating-enzyme-1-8462047
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleAn accident in a lab may have just solved the world’s plastic problem
Media name/outletMetro
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionBritish researchers created the plastic-digesting protein accidentally while investigating its natural counterpart.
Producer/AuthorRichard Hartley-Parkinson
URLmetro.co.uk/2018/04/17/accident-lab-may-just-solved-worlds-plastic-problem-7473141/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleEnzyme which can digest most commonly polluting plastics discovered
Media name/outletThe Ecologist
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionScientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world’s biggest environmental problems.
Producer/AuthorBrendan Montague
URLhttps://theecologist.org/2018/apr/17/enzyme-which-can-digest-most-commonly-polluting-plastics-discovered
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists hope new enzyme will 'eat' plastic pollution
Media name/outletCNN
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionScientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems.
Producer/AuthorBard Wilkinson
URLhttps://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/16/world/plastic-pollution-science-environment-enzyme-intl/index.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists Accidentally Create A Plastic-Eating Enzyme
Media name/outletHuffpost
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionThe discovery may be a breakthrough in tackling the plastic pollution crisis.
Producer/AuthorLaura Paddison
URLhttps://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/enzyme-plastic-bottles-pollution_us_5ad5e364e4b0edca2cbde373
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists announce plastic eating breakthrough
Media name/outletEnvironment Journal
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionScientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of the world’s most commonly polluting plastics, and they believe it could offer a potential solution to the problem of plastic waste.
Producer/AuthorThomas Barrett
URLhttps://environmentjournal.online/articles/scientists-announce-plastic-degrading-breakthrough/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists accidentally discovered a mutant enzyme that could help the world eliminate plastic waste
Media name/outletBusiness Insider UK
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionScientists have accidentally discovered a mutant enzyme that can fully eat up and decompose common plastic, and could help the world solve the problem of plastic waste.
Producer/AuthorAlexandra Ma
URLuk.businessinsider.com/scientists-accidentally-discover-mutant-enzyme-that-decomposes-plastic-2018-4?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=referral&r=US&IR=T
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleBritish scientists may have just found an answer to the planet’s plastic crisis
Media name/outletCountry Living
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionCould single-use plastics soon be recycled?
Producer/AuthorKatie Avis-Riordan
URLhttps://www.countryliving.com/uk/wildlife/countryside/a19836203/british-scientists-discover-plastic-eating-protein/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists make new plastic-eating enzyme in fight against pollution
Media name/outletNew York Daily News
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionOne man's trash is this enzyme's lunch.
Producer/AuthorChristopher Brennan
URLwww.nydailynews.com/news/world/scientists-new-plastic-eating-enzyme-fight-pollution-article-1.3938338#provider_moreover
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleForscher entwickeln zufällig Enzym, das Plastikmüll zersetzen kann
Media name/outletRussia Today
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionScientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of the most commonly polluting plastics.
URLhttps://deutsch.rt.com/newsticker/68531-forscher-entwickeln-zufallig-enzym-gegen-plastikmull/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitlePlastic-eating enzyme holds promise in fighting pollution - scientists
Media name/outletGulf News
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionThe enzyme is able to digest polyethylene terephthalate, or PET - a form of plastic patented in the 1940s
Producer/AuthorReuters
URLhttps://gulfnews.com/news/europe/uk/plastic-eating-enzyme-holds-promise-in-fighting-pollution-scientists-1.2206800
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleTuesday briefing: Scientists create plastic-devouring mutant enzyme
Media name/outletWired
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionScientists researching a microbe that eats plastic have made it even more effective
Producer/AuthorWired
URLwww.wired.co.uk/article/wired-awake-170418#provider_moreover
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleBig victory: Scientists engineer plastic-eating enzyme that could help in the fight against pollution
Media name/outletFinancial Express
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionScientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could in future help in the fight against pollution.
Producer/AuthorReuters
URLhttps://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/science/big-victory-scientists-engineer-plastic-eating-enzyme-that-could-help-in-the-fight-against-pollution/1136156/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleForskere oppdaget enzym som «spiser plast»
Media name/outletNettavisen
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionEt nytt enzym som raskt kan fordøye miljøskadelig plast, er nærmest ved en tilfeldighet oppdaget av en gruppe britiske og amerikanske forskere.
URLhttps://www.nettavisen.no/na24/forskere-oppdaget-enzym-som-spiser-plast/3423443039.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleBilim insanları plastikleri çözebilecek bir enzim geliştirdi
Media name/outletPosta
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionBilim insanları, doğada çözünmeyen ve kirliliğe yol açan plastikleri çözebilecek bir enzim geliştirdi. Plastik şişelerde kullanılan PET'lerin doğada çözünmesi yüzlerce yıl sürebiliyor. Fakat PETase adlı enzim sayesinde plastikleri birkaç gün içinde çözündürmek mümkün olabilir
URLwww.posta.com.tr/bilim-insanlari-plastikleri-cozebilecek-bir-enzim-gelistirdi-1406384
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleNaukowcy przez przypadek stworzyli enzym, który "je" plastikowe butelki
Media name/outletOnet
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionOdkrycie, do jakiego doszło na jednym z japońskich wysypisk, miało miejsce przez przypadek. Okazuje się jednak, że może mieć niebagatelne znaczenie w rozwiązaniu globalnego kryzysu związanego z zanieczyszczeniem tworzywami sztucznymi.
URLhttps://wiadomosci.onet.pl/nauka/naukowcy-przez-przypadek-stworzyli-enzym-ktory-je-plastikowe-butelki/pmz17lt
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleThis enzyme eats plastic and could revolutionize recycling, scientists say
Media name/outletPacific Daily News
Media typeWeb
Date17/04/18
DescriptionNew research shows an enzyme could erase millions of tons of plastic bottles polluting the world.
Producer/AuthorAshley May
URLhttps://eu.guampdn.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/04/17/enzyme-eats-plastic-and-could-revolutionize-recycling-scientists-say/523399002/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleA GAME-CHANGING DISCOVERY TO COMBAT PET WASTE?
Media name/outletPackaging Europe
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date17/04/18
DescriptionScientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world’s biggest environmental problems, the University of Portsmouth reports.
Producer/AuthorElisabeth Skoda
URLhttps://packagingeurope.com/a-game-changing-discovery/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists accidentally develop plastic digesting enzyme
Media name/outletRecycling & Waste World
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date17/04/18
DescriptionScientists have accidentally developed an enzyme which can digest some of the most commonly polluting plastics.
Producer/AuthorJo Gallacher
URLwww.recyclingwasteworld.co.uk/news/scientists-accidentally-develop-plastic-digesting-enzyme/172709/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists announce plastic eating breakthrough
Media name/outletEnvironment Journal
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date17/04/18
DescriptionScientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of the world’s most commonly polluting plastics, and they believe it could offer a potential solution to the problem of plastic waste.
Producer/AuthorThomas Barrett
URLhttps://environmentjournal.online/articles/scientists-announce-plastic-degrading-breakthrough/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles
Media name/outletBusiness Green
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date17/04/18
DescriptionThe breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis
Producer/AuthorDamian Carrington
URLhttps://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3030297/scientists-accidentally-create-mutant-enzyme-that-eats-plastic-bottles
PersonsJohn McGeehan
Title'Accidental' enzyme guzzles plastic bottles
Media name/outletMicroscopy and Analysis
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date17/04/18
DescriptionUsing X-ray analysis, researchers have resolved the structure of the plastic-digesting enzyme, PETase, and accidentally engineered a 'mutant' enzyme that is even better at breaking down the polyethylene terephthalate used for drinks bottles.
Producer/AuthorRebecca Pool
URLhttps://microscopy-analysis.com/editorials/editorial-listings/accidental-enzyme-guzzles-plastic-bottles
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitlePlastic-eating enzyme to help fight pollution
Media name/outletIndustry Europe
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date17/04/18
DescriptionScientists engineer a revolutionary enzyme to tackle the plastic pollution epidemic.
URLhttps://industryeurope.com/engineering-a-plastic-eating-enzyme/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleHOPE FOR PLANET AS SCIENTISTS ENGINEER ENZYME THAT EATS PLASTIC BOTTLES
Media name/outletEnvironment Times
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date17/04/18
DescriptionBottles made of plastic that persist in the environment for hundreds of years could become a pollution of the past thanks to the discovery of an enzyme that eats the substance, and work by scientists to further improve it by engineering.
URLwww.environmenttimes.co.uk/news/item/662-scientists-engineer-enzyme-that-eats-plastic-bottles
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists create plastic-eating mutant enzyme
Media name/outletPackaging News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date17/04/18
DescriptionScientists have stumbled on an enzyme that consumes PET, which they believe can potentially help solve the plastic waste problem.
Producer/AuthorTony Corbin
URLhttps://www.packagingnews.co.uk/top-story/scientists-create-plastic-eating-mutant-enzyme-17-04-2018
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleCould This Plastic-Eating Enzyme Save the Earth From Waste?
Media name/outletYahoo UK & Ireland
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date17/04/18
DescriptionAn international team of scientists have engineered an enzyme that can “eat” one of the most commonly used plastics, potentially providing a new weapon in the fight against plastic pollution.
Producer/AuthorAristos Georgiou
URLhttps://uk.news.yahoo.com/could-plastic-eating-enzyme-save-115545222.html?guccounter=1
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitlePlastic-eating enzyme holds promise in fighting pollution
Media name/outletReuters
Media typeWeb
Date16/04/18
DescriptionScientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could in future help in the fight against pollution.
Producer/AuthorKate Kelland and Stuart McDill
URLhttps://uk.reuters.com/article/us-science-plastic-enzyme/plastic-eating-enzyme-holds-promise-in-fighting-pollution-idUKKBN1HN2OZ
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleProtein that eats plastic could be pollution solution
Media name/outletPenarth Times
Media typeWeb
Date16/04/18
DescriptionBritish researchers created the plastic-digesting protein accidentally while investigating its natural counterpart.
URLwww.penarthtimes.co.uk/news/national/16163225.Protein_that_eats_plastic_could_be_pollution_solution/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleResearchers accidentally engineer plastic-eating enzyme
Media name/outletJamaica Observer
Media typeWeb
Date16/04/18
DescriptionResearchers in the US and Britain have accidentally engineered an enzyme which eats plastic and may eventually help solve the growing problem of plastic pollution
URLwww.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Researchers_accidentally_engineer_plastic-eating_enzyme?profile=1228
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitlePlastic-eating enzyme holds promise in fighting pollution - scientists
Media name/outletYahoo
Media typeWeb
Date16/04/18
DescriptionScientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could in future help in the fight against pollution.
Producer/AuthorKate Kelland and Stuart McDill
URLhttps://www.yahoo.com/news/plastic-eating-enzyme-holds-promise-fighting-pollution-scientists-190226788.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists create mutant enzymes that eat plastic bottles
Media name/outletcnet
Media typeWeb
Date16/04/18
DescriptionA possible solution to the world's plastic pollution problem was created by accident.
Producer/AuthorJennifer Bisset
URLhttps://www.cnet.com/news/scientists-create-mutant-enzymes-that-eat-plastic-bottles/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleCould scientists have accidentally saved the planet? British researchers create enzyme that can DIGEST old plastic bottles while testing bacteria
Media name/outletDaily Mail
Media typeWeb
Date16/04/18
DescriptionScientists hope an engineered enzyme that eats plastic could usher in a recycling revolution - and it was found entirely by accident.
Producer/AuthorJoe Pinkstone and Colin Fernandez
URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5621807/Scientists-develop-enzyme-destroy-common-type-plastic-used-water-bottles.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleNew hope in battle against plastic rubbish as scientists make accidental discovery
Media name/outletMirror
Media typeWeb
Date16/04/18
DescriptionPenicillin is probably the most important accidental discovery - but could scientists at the University of Portsmouth have found a similar gamechanger for rubbish?
Producer/AuthorAnn Gripper and John Von Radowitz
URLhttps://www.mirror.co.uk/science/new-hope-battle-against-plastic-12375413
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitlePlastic-eating protein created in British lab could spark recycling revolution, researchers claim
Media name/outletTelegraph
Media typeWeb
Date16/04/18
DescriptionThe enzyme, created by accident during tests by researchers from Portsmouth University, is the first known protein capable of digesting polyethylene, one of the most commonly used plastics for consumer goods.
URLhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/16/plastic-eating-protein-created-british-laboratory-could-bring/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
Date16/04/18
DescriptionThe breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis
Producer/AuthorDamian Carrington
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/16/scientists-accidentally-create-mutant-enzyme-that-eats-plastic-bottles
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleAn enzyme that digests plastic could boost recycling
Media name/outletThe Economist
Media typeWeb
Date16/04/18
DescriptionA way to break down PET into the chemicals that made it in the first place. These could then be used to make new high-grade PET.
URLhttps://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2018/04/16/an-enzyme-that-digests-plastic-could-boost-recycling
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleRecycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme
Media name/outletBBC News
Media typeWeb
Date16/04/18
DescriptionScientists have improved a naturally occurring enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics.
Producer/AuthorMary Halton
URLwww.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43783631
PersonsJohn McGeehan

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