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Making Plastic Truly Biodegradable

News   Apr 22, 2021 | Original story from the University of California - Berkley

 
Making Plastic Truly Biodegradable

A melt-extruded PCL (polycaprolactone) plastic filament (left) with embedded nanoclusters of the enzyme lipase enshrouded with RHP degraded nearly completely into small molecules within 36 hours in warm (104 F) water. Credit: Christopher DelRe, UC Berkeley.

 
 
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