Scientists have discovered a way to convert used plastic bottles into vanilla flavouring using a genetically engineered bacteria.It marks the first time a lucrative chemical has been “upcycled” from post-consumer plastic waste and could be a valuable way to combat the global plastic waste crisis, say the researchers.As plastics currently lose around 95 per cent of their value as a material after a single use, being able to create more valuable materials out of waste could help tackle plastic pollution and move towards a more circular economy.Researchers from the University of Edinburgh used an engineered microorganism, Escherichia coli, to help...
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