Plastic Waste – Enzymatic Recycling Process Described for Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

On April 8, 2020, a paper describing an enzymatic recycling process for food and other packaging made of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) was published in the journal, Nature - The recycling process was announced in an April 8 news release by the French company Carbios which is “… pioneering new bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers …” – The company has developed “… a novel enzyme, which can biologically depolymerize all polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic waste …” – The company also described a process for recovery of the polymers for manufacture into new PET plastic products – #Recycling #PolyethyleneTerephthalate #PlasticWaste #FoodPackaging #SingleUsePlastic #Carbios #Enzymes