Reducing plastic pollution by adding RNA-inspired ‘breaking points’

Read the full story from the American Chemical Society.

Once plastic products are used and discarded, they can linger in oceans, collecting in large ‘garbage patches’ and harming sea life. One potential solution, a biodegradable polymer called polylactide (PLA), has so far not fully lived up to its promise, showing little sign of breakdown once in seawater.

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