Scientists have discovered an enzyme that can “digest” plastic and revolutionalise recycling, but environmentalists warn the “miracle” breakthrough should not make designers complacent about the need to reduce use of the material. Scientists at the University of Portsmouth and from the US Department of Energy “inadvertently engineered” the enzyme that rapidly breaks down polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – the
Dezeen speaks to Dassault Systèmes vice president of design experience Anne Asensio and designers Chris Bangle and Patrick Jouin about how technology is driving design innovation. Tune in from 6:10pm UK time to watch the talk live from Milan. The stream is now live. Watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Hosted by Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, the
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