RECYCLING: Danish researchers speed up PET degradation process.

09. December 2019 | Plastics, Waste | via


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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 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.