Each year, millions of tons of plastic waste ends up in the environment where it can last for centuries. But the discovery of plastic-gobbling enzymes has raised hopes of solving this mounting problem. Some scientists have called these tiny plastic eaters a game changer. But is this really a scalable solution? And does it make economic sense?
Interviewees featured in this episode:
Uwe Bornscheuer, professor of biotechnology at the University of Greifswald, Germany
Joanna Sadler, Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh's School of Biological Sciences