Plastic waste is choking our landfills and polluting our water and soil. Recycling is important, but only about 9% of the world’s plastic gets recycled. The rest adds to the 6.3 billion tons of plastic waste that has accumulated across the globe.
A teaspoon of soil contains galaxies of Nature’s secret recipes with the potential for making anything from clothes and food to electronics and even vaccines — all with previously impossible features. Here’s how we unlock Nature’s potential to make breakthrough products.
When it comes to diversity, are we doing enough? Are we even doing it right? We pose these questions to Chanda Hand, Zymergen’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Manager.
We’re on the cusp of an industrial revolution that is going to change the way we make things in the world. It involves a shift from petroleum to natural, biological building blocks, whose greater diversity enables breakthrough products with incredible new properties.
In a recent paper published in the Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, we describe test strategies to improve the overall efficiency of high-throughput design-build-test-analyze-learn cycles.