Scientists discover enzyme which breaks down PET plastic 'in hours'
from FoodBev Media
Scientists working for industrial chemistry firm Carbios have discovered an enzyme that can reportedly break down PET plastics for recycling into food-grade material in hours, rather than weeks. The discovery of the new PET hydrolase enzyme was reported in the scientific journal
, which claims that the enzyme can break down PET plastics into their individual chemical components in as little as 10 hours, allowing the creation of new high-quality, food-grade PET packaging.
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