• Question: Has any of your research into plastics lead to any changes in the way it's manufactured or the way we can recycle it?

    Asked by ehlola to Emma on 12 Jun 2019.
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      Emma Markham answered on 12 Jun 2019:

      Yes, Some of the research has developed biodegradable materials to replace plastic in food packaging are now used in some supermarkets, we have also developed enzymes and processes to turn waste plastics into other valuable chemicals, as many types of plastics cannot be recycled.