RECYCLING: Danish researchers speed up PET degradation process.

09. December 2019 | Plastics, Waste | via eppm.com

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Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6 is capable of breaking down PET into its components, as noticed in Japan, and a new research project headed by Professor Anne Meyer aims to use these components for sustainable new products, according to an article on Eppm.com. Speaking to DTU journalist Morten Andesen, Meyer said: “The fact that Ideonella sakaiensis can break down PET is interesting in itself. Just a few years ago, we regarded PET as being imperishable in nature. Furthermore, the degradation appears to happen via just two enzymes … but the process is very slow.

 

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