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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 → 15 Jun 2020

References

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
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
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
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
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 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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