• A plastic-eating enzyme could tackle polyester clothing waste

    1 month ago - By Fashion United

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    Polyester, a fast fashion staple, accounts for 60 percent of worn clothing. It also makes for a disproportionately high garment that ends up in landfill each year.
    Polyester, a consumer plastic, is made from polyethylene terephthalate. Despite its unsustainable properties, the popularity and demand for polyester is extremely high.
    New research from the University of Portsmouth is aiming to counter the environmental devastation caused by polyester textiles. The university's Centre for Enzyme Innovation is is aiming to develop an enzyme that can effeciently ‘eat' polyester...
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