Scientists develop enzyme that breaks down PET 

May 23rd, 2022

A multidisciplinary team based at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), has developed a polyethylene terephthalate hydrolase (PETase) capable of breaking down untreated post-consumer PET in a single week, according to a study published in Nature.Testing included 51 different post-consumer plastic containers, five different polyester fibers and textiles, as well as PET water bottles. All were […]

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