Pet Bottles

The enzyme can biologically depolymerize all polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic waste, followed by recycling into new bottles. Pic: Getty Images/Srisakorn

Carbios develops enzyme for PET depolymerization

By Jim Cornall

Carbios, a French company pioneering new bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, has published an article in the journal Nature, entitled “An engineered PET-depolymerase to break down and recycle plastic bottles.”

Waste PET bottles on a beach in Malaysia (Picture Credit: epSos.de)

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Oceans of PET a ‘damning indictment’ for VDMA chair

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Volker Kronseder, chairman of the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Association says that the amount of PET bottles in the world’s oceans is a ‘damning indictment’ of civilization.

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