Researchers have devised a sweet solution to the plastic pollution crisis — turn it into vanilla flavoring.
In a study published in Green Chemistry last week, scientists at the University of Edinburgh detailed how they used common bacteria to transform polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic into a useful chemical for the first time, and that chemical is the flavor compound vanillin.
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by Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
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