Closing the recycling circle

Capturing the value back from plastic waste has been the holy grail of recyclers. Biotechnology is taking us closer to a solution.

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Fig. 1: The demand for plastic resins in Europe during 2017 as a percentage of total plastic demand.
Fig. 2: Structure of PETase from I. sakaiensis.

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DeFrancesco, L. Closing the recycling circle. Nat Biotechnol (2020).

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