Have you made an enzyme that will eat Plastic I asked John McGeehan?
“What actually turned out was we improved the enzyme that had naturally evolved, which was a bit of a shock,” said Prof John McGeehan, at the University of Portsmouth, UK, who led the research. “It’s great and a real finding.”
The mutant enzyme takes a few days to start breaking down the plastic – far faster than the centuries it takes in the oceans to evolve. But the researchers are optimistic this can be speeded up even further and become a viable industrial process.
“What we are hoping to do is use this enzyme to turn this plastic back into its original components, so we can literally recycle it back to plastic,” said Prof McGeehan. “It means we won’t need to dig up any more oil and, fundamentally, it should reduce the amount of plastic in the environment.”
This Plastic enzyme should be spread around the world and used to clean up our oceans. I think Prof John McGeehan should be awarded the Nobel Prize. The Plastic Manufacturers will try and stop the enzyme from eating their profits by stopping this but this is a win win situation for everyone on our planet.
Natural selection and artificial selection are two methods involved in the breeding of organisms. Natural selection is governed by the selective pressure of the environment. Artificial selection is governed by the breeder. Natural selection produces a great biological diversity on earth. In contrast, artificial selection facilitates the inheritance of desired characters by the breeder. Therefore, the main difference between natural selection and artificial selection is the selective force of each method and the types of characters inherited by the offspring in each method. Man as learned how to breed for the benefit of everyone and natural selection uses inbreeding resulting in extinctions.
Darwin’s famous tree is dying due to most creatures going extinct over 90% of all life. We need to breed to benefit everyone but at the moment we are killing ourselves with over populations.
Our DNA created us and we need to worship our creator.
Everything and Every person is unique the CIA and security services agree to that. Every planet and sun has its own unique colour pattern verifiable by a spectrometer. So why do groups get together to claim that they are right and will Kill others to prove it? Many life forms do this and it can cause extinctions. Even bacteria will invent something like Spanish flue that killed more people than the second world war. Not to mention Aids.
Environment Assembly of the
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Environment Assembly of the
United Nations Environment Programme
Nairobi, 4–6 December 2017
Draft resolutiononmarine litter and microplastics
The United Nations Environment Assembly,
Reaffirming General Assembly resolution 70/1 of 25 September 2015, by which the General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and therein Sustainable Development Goal 14 and its target 14.1, which seeks, by 2025, to “prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution”,
Recalling the United Nations Environment Assembly’s decisions and recommendations on measures to reduce marine plastic litter and microplastics in the resolutions 1/6 “Marine plastic debris and microplastics” and 2/11 “Marine plastic litter and microplastics”,
Acknowledging the increased knowledge on the levels, sources, negative effects of, and measures to reduce marine litter and microplastics, as summarised in the UNEP 2016 Assessment report “Marine plastic debris and microplastics – Global lessons and research to inspire action and guide policy change”, the First World Ocean Assessment and numerous other reports and scientific publications,
The UN General Assembly has backed a new resolution on DU weapons by 151 votes to 4. The resolution, which highlights the ongoing concerns of affected states and communities, health experts and civil society over the potential health risks from DU exposure, is the sixth to be adopted since 2007. The text also recognises that countries affected by the use of DU weapons face considerable technical and financial barriers in dealing with DU contamination to internationally recognised radiation protection standards.
“While we welcome the fact that governments have finally acknowledged that those affected by the use of DU weapons have serious concerns over the risks they pose, we have seen little to suggest that states are willing to act,” said ICBUW Coordinator Doug Weir. “Resolutions alone will not clear land or assist communities, and it is high time that governments commit to delivering clear obligations that tackle the post-conflict legacy of DU weapons.”
Everyone should go on line and look at depleted uranium children this is just a tiny fraction of what these weapons cause; many are dumped in the seas to hide there existence they are just as dangerous there to the environment and fish which we may eat.