Scientists succeed in plastics degradation

June 7th, 2021

A film of PLA (polylactic acid) plastic embedded with an enzyme to make it biodegrade quickly in regular compost. Photo: UC Berkeley, by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering.  Most compostable plastics, made primarily of the polyester known as polylactic acid (PLA), end up in landfills and last about as long as any other plastic. But University of […]

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