10/03/22 – MIPLACE partners gave presentations at the international seminar ‘Biotechnology Applied to the Plastics Sector’ hosted by AIMPLAS at the beginning of March.  The seminar considered the application of biotechnology to the treatment and management of plastic waste plus associated international trends and initiatives.  Dr Christian Sonnendecker (University of Leipzig) gave a presentation entitled ‘Microbes for the rescue? Possibilities and limitations of enzymatic PET recycling’; Dr Manuel Porcar (University of Valencia) spoke about ‘The holy grail of biotechnology: Bioremediation of plastics’; and Dr Till Tiso (RWTH Aachen University) presented ‘Bio-upcycling of polyethylene terephthalate’.