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A species of bac­te­ria has been found in a rub­bish dump that can digest plas­tic into its orig­i­nal build­ing blocks. It can do this be­cause one of its en­zymes has mu­tated. Sci­en­tists think that if we cre­ated large amounts of this en­zyme, we could use it to break down plas­tics.

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