“The PET-digesting enzymes offer a way to truly recycle plastic. They could be added to vats of waste, breaking all the bottles or other plastic items down into into easy-to-handle chemicals. These could then be used to make fresh plastics,…
“Scientists have discovered a species of bacteria capable of breaking down commonly used PET plastic but remain unsure of its potential applications”.
“A tiny microbe one day could devour the millions of metric tons of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, that pile up in landfills each year”.
“It is not yet clear whether Ideonella Sakaiensis can be used to solve the world’s pollution problem. Though the bacteria itself seems useful, it is not that hungry”