Enzymes that EAT polyester in drinks bottles and clothing could help reduce plastic waste

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A study, led by researchers from UoP and Montana State University identified an enzyme that breaks down terephthalate and could help engineers develop solutions for removing microplastics from rivers and oceans.

Period21 Mar 2022 → 22 Mar 2022

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  • TitleScientists develop new enzyme to beat plastic waste
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAninews
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryIndia
    Date22/03/22
    DescriptionScientists develop new enzyme to beat plastic waste
    URLhttps://www.aninews.in/news/science/scientists-develop-new-enzyme-to-beat-plastic-waste20220322041327/
    PersonsJohn McGeehan
  • TitleScientists in Fight Against Plastic Waste: Discovery of a New Enzyme Can Help in Fight Against Plastic Pollution
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNature World News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date22/03/22
    DescriptionResearchers who pioneered the use of enzymes to consume plastics have made a crucial step forward in discovering environmental solutions to worldwide plastics.
    URLhttps://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/50032/20220322/another-step-forward-scientists-fight-against-plastic-waste-made-discovery.htm
    PersonsJohn McGeehan
  • TitleEnzymes that eat polyester in drinks bottles and clothing could help reduce plastic waste in rivers and oceans
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDaily Mail
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date21/03/22
    DescriptionWhile the importance of recycling is regularly hammered home to us, plastic waste around the world is at an all-time high, with a whopping 353 million tonnes produced every year.

    Now, scientists believe they may have the solution to reducing plastic waste, in the form of enzymes that eat polyester.
    Producer/AuthorShivali Best
    URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10636245/Enzymes-EAT-polyester-drinks-bottles-clothing-help-reduce-plastic-waste.html
    PersonsJohn McGeehan
  • TitleNewly discovered enzyme helps reduce plastic waste to a simple molecule
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNew Atlas
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date21/03/22
    DescriptionOver the past five years or so we've seen some important breakthroughs demonstrating how enzymes can be used to break down common plastics, such as the PET used for everything from drink bottles to shampoo containers. In pursuit of a circular economy for plastic waste, scientists have now discovered a new enzyme that further breaks down one of the key plastic building blocks left behind by this process, leaving simple molecules that can be repurposed for use in new products.
    Producer/AuthorNick Lavars
    URLhttps://newatlas.com/environment/enzyme-tpado-plastic-simple-molecule/
    PersonsJohn McGeehan
  • TitleEnzymes That EAT Polyester In Drinks Bottles And Clothing Could Help Reduce Plastic Waste
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletWhats new 2day
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date21/03/22
    DescriptionWhile the importance of recycling is frequently stressed to us, plastic waste around the world is at an all-time high, with a staggering 353 million tons being produced each year.

    Now scientists think they may have the solution to reduce plastic waste, in the form of enzymes that eat polyester.
    URLhttps://whatsnew2day.com/enzymes-that-eat-polyester-in-drinks-bottles-and-clothing-could-help-reduce-plastic-waste/
    PersonsJohn McGeehan
  • TitleEnzymes that EAT polyester could help reduce plastic waste
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBig World Tale
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date21/03/22
    DescriptionWhile the importance of recycling is regularly hammered home to us, plastic waste around the world is at an all-time high, with a whopping 353 million tonnes produced every year.

    Now, scientists believe they may have the solution to reducing plastic waste, in the form of enzymes that eat polyester.
    URLhttps://bigworldtale.com/science/enzymes-that-eat-polyester-could-help-reduce-plastic-waste/
    PersonsJohn McGeehan