Why haven’t plastic-eating bacteria fixed the plastic problem yet?

“Why haven’t plastic-eating bacteria fixed the plastic problem yet?”

Scientists from the University of Texas announced they’ve created a plastic-eating enzyme that could keep billions of pounds of plastic out of landfills. Now, if that sentence gives you deja vu, you’re not alone.

Followers of science news may have seen similar exciting headlines over the years […]

So what is taking so long? Why are these bacteria just twiddling their thumbs while we have a crisis to deal with?

It turns out there are a few reasons things aren’t so simple

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