Newly identified bacteria cleans up common plastic | Ars Technica
Newly identified bacteria cleans up common plastic | Ars Technica "PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate, a plastic with good mechanical, barrier, and optical properties. Bottles for water and soft drinks are just a couple of PET's many, many uses. PET is a polyester compound with a high aromatic content, which makes it chemically inert. As a result, it is typically considered resistant to microbial degradation, although certain fungi grow on a mineral medium containing PET. Roughly 56 million tons of PET are produced each year, and a lot of that ends up in the environment."
It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings.
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