Enzymatic Deconstruction of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

According to analysis of a report led by researchers with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, published September 28, 2020 in Proceedings of the US National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) “… The recent discovery of a two-enzyme system for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) deconstruction … suggests that nature may be evolving similar deconstruction strategies for synthetic plastics. This study on the characterization of the … enzyme and synergy of the two-enzyme PET depolymerization system may inform enzyme cocktail-based strategies for plastics upcycling …” – The web link to the PNAS analysis and abstract is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News www.pfpw.news at https://pfpw.news/2020/09/29/enzymatic-deconstruction-of-polyethylene-terephthalate-pet/