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Scientists Discover Plastic-Munching Microbe in Waste Site

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Continuing coverage of the 2018 research by John McGeehan who created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles, which are made of PET

Period27 Mar 2020 → 19 Oct 2020

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TitleNew superenzyme consumes plastic bottles six times faster
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletANDA.jor.br
Media typeWeb
CountryBrazil
Date19/10/20
DescriptionA superenzyme that degrades plastic bottles six times faster was created by scientists and can be used for complete recycling in up to a year or two
Producer/AuthorChristian Limberger
URLhttps://www.anda.jor.br/2020/10/19/nova-superenzima-consome-garrafas-de-plastico-seis-vezes-mais-rapido/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists are inventing superenzymes that break down plastics
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletDagbladet Ringkøbing-Skjern
Media typeWeb
CountryDenmark
Date19/10/20
DescriptionBy combining two different enzymes from bacteria, researchers have found a way to turn old plastic into new plastic. It can be an important part of the solution to the climate and plastic crisis.
Producer/AuthorThomas Gringer Jakobsen
URLhttps://dbrs.dk/artikel/forskere-opfinder-superenzym-der-nedbryder-plastik
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleNew enzyme ‘cocktail’ can break plastic down within hours
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletYahoo!
Media typeWeb
CountryCanada
Date17/10/20
DescriptionA group of University of Portsmouth researchers, who previously re-engineered a plastic-eating enzyme, PETase, have now merged PETase with the newly discovered MHETase, in order to speed up the breakdown process
Producer/AuthorNathan Howes
URLhttps://ca.news.yahoo.com/enzyme-cocktail-break-plastic-down-170100142.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleProspects of treating plastic waste with new enzymes
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletTin247.com
Media typeWeb
CountryVietnam
Date13/10/20
DescriptionScientists have redesigned a plastic-eating enzyme called PETase to create an enzyme cocktail that processes plastic six times faster than normal.
URLhttps://www.tin247.com/trien-vong-xu-ly-rac-thai-nhua-bang-loai-enzyme-moi-12-27731832.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists recreate a “super-enzyme” capable of degrading plastic 6 times faster
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletRazões para Acreditar
Media typeWeb
CountryBrazil
Date12/10/20
DescriptionScientists have recreated an enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles quickly. The super enzyme is able to “break” the plastic at room temperature
Producer/Author Monique De Carvalho
URLhttps://razoesparaacreditar.com/cientistas-super-enzima-garrafa-pet/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
Title'Super-enzyme' speeds up breakdown of plastic, researchers say
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletStar Tribune
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date8/10/20
DescriptionA new cocktail of enzymes that speeds up the degradation of plastic offers a step forward in finding a new form of recycling that is faster, more affordable and works on a larger scale than current methods
Producer/AuthorIsabella Kwai
URLhttps://www.startribune.com/super-enzyme-speeds-up-breakdown-of-plastic-researchers-say/572684272/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleShare Radio Coverage
Media name/outletShare Radio
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/10/20
DescriptionRadio coverage of John McGeehan's research and engineering a new enzyme cocktail which breaks down PET plastic faster than his 2018 discovery of the single enzyme, PETase
URLtiny.cc/h2czsz
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitlePlastics news: No more single-use plastics, “super enzymes” and more
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletCanadian Geographic Online
Media typeWeb
CountryCanada
Date8/10/20
DescriptionAn international team of scientists have developed a “super enzyme” which would break plastics down into their original “building blocks” to be recycled again and again.
Producer/AuthorAngelica Haggert
URLhttps://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/plastics-news-no-more-single-use-plastics-super-enzymes-and-more
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleNew super-enzyme eats plastic bottles six times faster
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletImpact Lab
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date8/10/20
DescriptionA super-enzyme that degrades plastic bottles six times faster than before has been created by scientists and could be used for recycling within a year or two
URLwww.impactlab.net/2020/10/08/new-super-enzyme-eats-plastic-bottles-six-times-faster/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleGood news! Enzyme cocktail can break down plastic waste six times faster
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletWatson
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date6/10/20
DescriptionResearchers succeeded in elucidating the three-dimensional structure of the PETase enzyme and doubling its efficiency. They were able to smuggle it into a diatom that could be used to break down microplastics in the ocean
URLhttps://www.watson.ch/wissen/umwelt/251187969-enzym-cocktail-kann-plastikmuell-sechsmal-schneller-abbauen
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists create 'super enzyme' that eats plastic bottles six times faster
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletSigns of the Times
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date29/09/20
DescriptionScientists have created a new "super enzyme" that can break down plastic up to six times faster than their previous enzyme.
Producer/AuthorJack Guy
URLhttps://www.sott.net/article/442547-Scientists-create-super-enzyme-that-eats-plastic-bottles-six-times-faster
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleBacteria: The miracle microbes that could fix planet
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletBBC Science Focus
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date2/09/20
DescriptionCcoverage of Professor John McGeehan's research from 2018, which engineered a version of the I. sakaiensis PETase enzyme that was almost 20 per cent more efficient at breaking down plastic and how they are now trying to discover and engineer other bacterial enzymes that work efficiently enough for commercial use on a range of polluting plastics.
Producer/AuthorColin Barras
URLhttps://www.sciencefocus.com/science/bacteria-the-miracle-microbes-that-could-fix-planet/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleUniversity of Portsmouth Gets Fund for Plastics Recycling Research
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletSpecialChem
Media typeWeb
CountryFrance
Date18/08/20
DescriptionCoverage of the 2018 study led by Professor John McGeehan which found an enzyme which digest PET plastics.
URLhttps://polymer-additives.specialchem.com/news/industry-news/university-gets-fund-for-plastics-recycling-research-000222414
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleBPF to host webinar on chemical recycling
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletMedical Plastic News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date15/06/20
DescriptionCoverage promoting John McGeehan's presentation at a seminar on his research into plastic eating enzymes
URLhttps://www.medicalplasticsnews.com/news/bpf-to-host-webinar-on-chemical-recycling/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleMicrobial Degradation of Plastic Waste and the PETase Enzyme
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletAZO Materials
Media typeWeb
CountryAustralia
Date19/05/20
DescriptionCoverage of new research on plastic-eating enzymes, which include quotes from John McGeehan
Producer/AuthorPriyom Bose
URLhttps://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=19280
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleLBC Interview
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletLBC Radio
Media typeRadio
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date30/04/20
DescriptionJohn McGeehan was invited to talk on LBC about his work on engineering a plastic-eating enzyme as part of UoP's Revolution Plastics group
Producer/AuthorLBC
URLtiny.cc/889krz
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleNew species of bacteria can digest plastic in a few hours
Media name/outletDaily News
Media typeWeb
CountryThailand
Date22/04/20
DescriptionCoverage of research on plastic-eating enzymes, which include quotes from John McGeehan.
URLhttps://www.dailynews.co.th/article/770194
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleCould bacteria help beat the world’s plastic problem? Stories at a distance
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletYouTube
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date17/04/20
DescriptionSome bacteria have evolved to 'eat' some kinds of plastic, using chemicals called enzymes. John McGeehan, Director of the new Centre for Enzyme Innovation, talks about his team's BBSRC-funded research on using these enzymes to make recycling easier
URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-vNfgTXCig&feature=emb_title
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists create mutant enzyme that recycles plastic bottles in just hours
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletindy100
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date17/04/20
DescriptionContinuing coverage of new research on plastic-eating enzymes, which include quotes from Professor John McGeehan
Producer/AuthorSanjana Varghese
URLhttps://www.indy100.com/article/mutant-enzyme-recycle-plastic-bottles-environment-9471166
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleThis mutant enzyme recycles plastic in hours
Media name/outletWake Up To The Truth
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date15/04/20
DescriptionCoverage of new research on plastic-eating enzymes, which include quotes from John McGeehan
Producer/AuthorMichael d’Estries
URLhttps://jonsnewplace.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/this-mutant-enzyme-recycles-plastic-in-hours/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleNew enzyme recovers pet plastic in a few hours
Media name/outletETC.se
Media typeWeb
CountrySweden
Date15/04/20
DescriptionArticle on a newly discovered bacterial enzyme that can break down pet bottles in a few hours, featuring research by John McGeehan
URLhttps://www.etc.se/klimat/nytt-enzym-atervinner-pet-plast-pa-nagra-timmar
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitlePET recycling: modified enzyme breaks down plastic bottles in record time
Media name/outletKlamm.de
Media typeWeb
CountryGermany
Date14/04/20
DescriptionContinuing coverage of new research on plastic-eating enzymes, which include quotes from John McGeehan
URLhttps://www.klamm.de/news/pet-recycling-modifiziertes-enzym-zersetzt-plastikflaschen-in-rekordzeit-45N1181014.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleMutant Enzyme Can Break Down Plastic In A Matter Of Hours
Media name/outletThe Die Line
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date13/04/20
DescriptionArticle on plastic-eating enzymes, which include quotes from John McGeehan on his research
Producer/AuthorBill McCool
URLhttps://thedieline.com/blog/2020/4/11/mutant-enzyme-can-break-down-plastic-in-a-matter-of-hours
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleMutant Enzyme Can Break Down Plastic In A Matter Of Hours
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe Dieline
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date13/04/20
DescriptionContinuing coverage of new research on plastic-eating enzymes, which include quotes from John McGeehan
Producer/AuthorBill McCool
URLhttps://thedieline.com/blog/2020/4/11/mutant-enzyme-can-break-down-plastic-in-a-matter-of-hours?
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists create the mutant enzyme that "eats" nearly a ton of plastic bottles in just a few hours
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThoi Bao
Media typeWeb
CountryVietnam
Date13/04/20
DescriptionScientists have successfully created a special mutant enzyme capable of degrading plastic
URLhttps://thoibaotoday.info/paper/cac-nha-khoa-hoc-tao-ra-loai-enzyme-dot-bien-an-gan-xong-1-tan-chai-nhua-chi-sau-vai-gio-4563168
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists create enzymes capable of recycling plastic bottles in a matter of hours
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletMSN Spain
Media typeWeb
CountrySpain
Date13/04/20
DescriptionScientists have recently discovered an enzyme capable of breaking down plastic bottles in a few hours. Their goal is to find a new, efficient way to recycle this material that is a worldwide problem
URLhttps://www.msn.com/es-es/salud/nutricion/cient%C3%ADficos-crean-enzimas-capaces-de-reciclar-botellas-de-pl%C3%A1stico-en-cuesti%C3%B3n-de-horas/ar-BB12yX1Z?li=BBS36iA&srcref=rss
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleNew technology in recycling
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletMili Gazete
Media typeWeb
CountryTurkey
Date13/04/20
DescriptionResearchers have reported that they have designed an enzyme that can recycle 90% of the same plastic in an intact form. The researchers want to grow the technology next year and continue to work to open a facility
URLhttps://www.milligazete.com.tr/haber/4154702/geri-donusumde-yeni-teknoloji
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists create the mutant enzyme that 'eats' almost a ton of plastic bottles in just a few hours
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletNetNews.vn
Media typeWeb
CountryVietnam
Date13/04/20
DescriptionThe new breakthrough was commended by many leading experts. It is expected that the technology will soon join the plastic bottle production line in the next few years
URLnetnews.vn/Cac-nha-khoa-hoc-tao-ra-loai-enzyme-dot-bien-an-gan-xong-1-tan-chai-nhua-chi-sau-vai-gio-the-gioi-1488-1800-2273797.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleAn enzyme allows the decomposition rate of plastic to reach 90% within 10 hours and is also very cheap
Media name/outletChinaGuideChem.com
Media typeWeb
CountryChina
Date12/04/20
DescriptionCoverage of new research on plastic-eating enzymes, which include quotes from John McGeehan
Producer/AuthorEvelyn Zhang
URLhttps://t.qianzhan.com/caijing/detail/200410-92c3e7eb.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleAn enzyme makes the plastic decomposition rate reach 90% within 10 hours and it is also very cheap
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletChinaGuideChem.com
Media typeWeb
CountryChina
Date12/04/20
DescriptionResearchers have designed an enzyme that can effectively decompose one of the most common forms of plastic-polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Producer/AuthorEvelyn Zhang
URLhttps://t.qianzhan.com/caijing/detail/200410-92c3e7eb.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleMutant enzyme could break down plastic bottles for recycling in hours, scientists say
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletSootoday.com
Media typeWeb
CountryCanada
Date12/04/20
DescriptionScientists say they’ve “engineered” a mutant bacterial enzyme that can easily break down plastic bottles for recycling in a matter of hours
URLhttps://www.sootoday.com/global-news/mutant-enzyme-could-break-down-plastic-bottles-for-recycling-in-hours-scientists-say-2248268
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists create mutant enzyme that recycles plastic bottles in a few hours
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletEspaço Ecologico No Ar
Media typeWeb
CountryBrazil
Date12/04/20
DescriptionA mutant bacterial enzyme capable of breaking plastic bottles for recycling in a few hours was created by scientists
URLhttps://espacoecologiconoar.com.br/cientistas-criam-enzima-mutante-que-recicla-garrafas-de-plastico-em-algumas-horas/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists discover a new enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletHero Magazine
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date12/04/20
DescriptionOriginally discovered in a compost heap of leaves, the newly created enzyme is generating international attention not least because it doesn’t deteriorate the quality of the plastic it recycles
Producer/AuthorFinn Blythe
URLhttps://hero-magazine.com/article/170175/new-enzyme-breaks-down-plastic-bottles/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleThanks To This Mutant Enzyme, We Might Be Able To Recycle Plastic At A Much Greater Efficiency
Media name/outletNeatorama
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date10/04/20
DescriptionArticle on research which has engineered an enzyme that can convert 90% of plastic back to its pristine starting materials, featuring quites from John McGeehan
URLhttps://www.neatorama.com/2020/04/10/Thanks-To-This-Mutant-Enzyme-We-Might-Be-Able-To-Recycle-Plastic-At-A-Much-Greater-Efficiency/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleRecycle plastic bottles in a few hours thanks to mutant enzymes
Media name/outletvietgiaitri.com
Media typeWeb
CountryVietnam
Date10/04/20
DescriptionArticle on a mutant enzyme can break down plastic bottles in a short time to recycle into a new high quality plastic. Includes quotes from John McGeehan whose research this is based on
URLhttps://vietgiaitri.com/tai-che-chai-nhua-trong-vai-gio-nho-enzyme-dot-bien-20200410i4834614/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleThanks To This Mutant Enzyme, We Might Be Able To Recycle Plastic At A Much Greater Efficiency
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletNeatorama
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date10/04/20
DescriptionResearchers report they’ve engineered an enzyme that can convert 90% of that same plastic back to its pristine starting materials. Work is underway to scale up the technology and open a demonstration plant next year
URLhttps://www.neatorama.com/2020/04/10/Thanks-To-This-Mutant-Enzyme-We-Might-Be-Able-To-Recycle-Plastic-At-A-Much-Greater-Efficiency/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleRecycle plastic bottles in hours thanks to the mutant enzyme
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outlettri-mag.de
Media typeWeb
CountryGermany
Date10/04/20
DescriptionA mutant enzyme can break down plastic bottles in a short time to recycle them into a new, high-quality plastic
URLhttps://vietgiaitri.com/tai-che-chai-nhua-trong-vai-gio-nho-enzyme-dot-bien-20200410i4834614/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists create mutant enzyme that recycles plastic bottles in a few hours
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletGreen Savers
Media typeWeb
CountryPortugal
Date9/04/20
DescriptionThe enzyme that was discovered in a compound of leaves, reduced the plastic bottles into small chemical building blocks that were used to make new high quality bottles, contrary to the existing recycling technologies that produce lower quality plastic, being, as a rule , used for clothes and carpets.
URLhttps://greensavers.sapo.pt/cientistas-criam-enzima-mutante-que-recicla-garrafas-de-plastico-em-poucas-horas/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists discover enzyme which breaks down PET plastic ‘in hours’
Media name/outletFoodbev
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date9/04/20
DescriptionScientists working for industrial chemistry firm Carbios have discovered an enzyme which can reportedly break down PET plastics for recycling into food-grade material in hours, rather than weeks. Article includes quotes from John McGeehan
Producer/AuthorMartin White
URLhttps://www.foodbev.com/news/scientists-discover-enzyme-which-breaks-down-pet-plastic-in-hours/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists mutated the bacterium to devour the plastic. In a few hours
Media name/outletFocus.Pl
Media typeWeb
CountryPoland
Date9/04/20
DescriptionArticle on hitherto unknown enzymes of mutated bacteria can break down plastics into simple elements. Features quotes from John McGeehan
Producer/Author Jan Sochaczewski
URLhttps://www.focus.pl/artykul/naukowcy-zmutowali-bakterie-tak-by-jadla-plastik-w-kilka-godzin
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists create mutant enzyme that recycles plastic bottles in hours
Media name/outletAxis of Logic
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date9/04/20
DescriptionArticle on a mutant bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling in hours has been created by scientists including John McGeehan
Producer/AuthorDamian Carrington
URLaxisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_87487.shtml
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleCreate a molecule that quickly breaks down PET plastic waste and makes it easy to recycle
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletLa Vanguardia Online
Media typeWeb
CountrySpain
Date9/04/20
DescriptionArticle featuring John McGeehan's research into a laboratory-created enzyme which accelerates and improves waste treatment such as beverage bottles for material reuse
Producer/AuthorJoaquim Elcacho
URLhttps://www.lavanguardia.com/natural/20200409/48396701530/crean-molecula-enzima-degrada-residuos-plastico-pet-mejora-reciclaje.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists discover enzyme which breaks down PET plastic ‘in hours
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletFoodBev
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date9/04/20
DescriptionScientists have discovered an enzyme which can reportedly break down PET plastics for recycling into food-grade material in hours, rather than weeks.
Producer/AuthorMartin White
URLhttps://www.foodbev.com/news/scientists-discover-enzyme-which-breaks-down-pet-plastic-in-hours/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists have mutated the bacterium to eat the plastic. In a few hours
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletFocus.pl
Media typeWeb
CountryPoland
Date9/04/20
DescriptionHitherto unknown enzymes of mutant bacteria can break down plastics into simple pieces, which can then be used to make new high-quality bottles
Producer/AuthorJan Sochaczewski
URLhttps://www.focus.pl/artykul/naukowcy-zmutowali-bakterie-tak-by-jadla-plastik-w-kilka-godzin
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists create mutant enzyme that recycles plastic bottles in hours
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletAxis of Logic
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date9/04/20
DescriptionA mutant bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling in hours has been created by scientists
Producer/AuthorDamian Carrington
URLaxisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_87487.shtml
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleThey create a molecule that quickly degrades PET plastic waste and facilitates its recycling
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletLa Vanguardia
Media typeWeb
CountrySpain
Date9/04/20
DescriptionA laboratory-created enzyme speeds up and improves the treatment of waste such as beverage bottles for material reuse
Producer/AuthorJoaquim Elcacho
URLhttps://www.lavanguardia.com/natural/20200409/48396701530/crean-molecula-enzima-degrada-residuos-plastico-pet-mejora-reciclaje.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleResearchers create sensation in plastic recycling
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletBILD.de
Media typeWeb
CountryGermany
Date9/04/20
DescriptionResearchers have achieved a real breakthrough. They have created a mutated bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles in just a few hours
URLhttps://www.bild.de/ratgeber/wissenschaft/ratgeber/hoffnung-fuer-die-weltmeere-forschern-gelingt-sensation-beim-plastik-recycling-69947964.bild.html
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleThe modified enzyme works great with plastic bottles
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletKopalniawiedzy.pl
Media typeWeb
CountryPoland
Date9/04/20
DescriptionOnly about 30% of the plastic used in the production of plastic bottles is recycled. Usually the result is a low-strength product. Now scientists have announced the creation of an enzyme that turns 90% of plastic into the starting material , making it possible to create a product with the same properties as before
URLhttps://kopalniawiedzy.pl/PET-enzym-LLC-recykling-plastik-politereftalan-etylenu,31852
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists Discover Plastic-Munching Microbe in Waste Site
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletSmithsonian Magazine
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date31/03/20
DescriptionArticle featuring research from John McGeehan on a enzyme which can break down some of the toxic components of polyurethane plastic
Producer/AuthorKatherine J. Wu
URLhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-discover-plastic-munching-microbe-waste-site-180974544/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleDiscovered a bacterium that feeds on toxic plastic
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletInternazionale.it
Media typeWeb
CountryItaly
Date31/03/20
DescriptionArticle about a bacterium which feeds on toxic plastic, using it as a fuel, featuring research from John McGeehan
Producer/AuthorDamian Carrington
URLhttps://www.internazionale.it/notizie/damian-carrington/2020/03/31/batterio-plastica-tossica
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists find bug that feasts on toxic plastic
Media name/outletEnvironment and Development Magazine
Media typeWeb
CountryLebanon
Date31/03/20
DescriptionArticle featuring John McGeehan's research which created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles
URLwww.afedmag.com/english/NewsDetails.aspx?id=27308
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleResearchers Discover A Bacteria That Eats Polyurethane. Is That A Big Deal?
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletCleanTech
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date29/03/20
DescriptionJohn McGeehan, director of the Center for Enzyme Innovation at the University of Portsmouth, England, praised new work from researchers at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research-UFZ in Leipzig, Germany who say they have discovered a bacteria that feeds on polyurethane
Producer/AuthorSteve Hanley
URLhttps://cleantechnica.com/2020/03/29/researchers-discover-a-bacteria-that-eats-polyurethane-is-that-a-big-deal/
PersonsJohn McGeehan
TitleScientists find bug that feasts on toxic plastic
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date27/03/20
DescriptionResearch by John McGeehan, who had created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles, which are made of PET, was referenced in The Guardian
Producer/AuthorDamian Carrington
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/27/scientists-find-bug-that-feasts-on-toxic-plastic
PersonsJohn McGeehan

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