28/11/22 – On Friday 25th November, MIPLACE partners met in Valencia, Spain and online for the 6th General Assembly which was hosted by Dr Manuel Porcar from the University of Valencia.  There were presentations on microbial hydrolysis of PET and PU; engineering synthetic communities using plastic as feedstock; synthetic microbial communities for monomer production; systems level analysis and design of enhanced communities; synthesis and characterization of Bio-PU and, outreach and responsible research and innovation (RRI) activities.  Presentations were followed by engaging discussions on research progress and ideas for future work.  It was a very enjoyable and productive meeting and we hope to meet again soon!