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) https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/09/23/2006753117 “… 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 …” #PolyethyleneTerephthalate #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Upcycling