Monthly Archives: May 2022

Eco Friendly May 25, 2022 posted by

FAST-PETase – new enzyme technique recycles plastic in days, not years

A team of researchers at the University of Austin in Texas, has come up up with a new enzyme based method – Fast-PETase – of breaking down PET plastics in a matter of days, rather than years. The method, which was reported in the prestigious Nature journal last month, used machine learning to create the mutations of enzymes they needed.¬†More than twelve percent of all global waste is made up of PET. The plastic we use for our disposable soda…

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FAST-PETase – new enzyme technique recycles plastic in days, not years
Eco Friendly May 15, 2022 posted by

Project CAVForth – UKs first autonomous bus to accept passengers in the summer

The UK’s first autonomous bus service – codenamed Project CAVForth – has completed testing without passengers and is now scheduled to run with passengers starting in two or three months time. The route will cover some 14 miles of scenic Scottish countryside near Edinburgh. Well maybe not that scenic, the bus will operate on a Park and Ride route across the Forth Road Bridge delivering 36 passengers to an Edinburgh bus station.

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Project CAVForth – UKs first autonomous bus to accept passengers in the summer