Recycling enzyme-based plastics is more energy efficient and better for the environment, researchers show – ScienceDaily

Researchers from the BOTTLE consortium, including the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Portsmouth, have identified the use of enzymes as a more sustainable approach to recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a common plastic Disposable beverage bottles, clothing and food packaging that are becoming …

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Opinion: China’s economic growth drivers must shift

China’s GDP grew 7.9% yoy in the second quarter, showing steady improvement, and the two-year average growth of 5.5% is close to the country’s potential growth rate. Exports and real estate drove China’s economic growth in the first half of 2021, while investment in manufacturing and consumption lagged. Looking ahead, …

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