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.”

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