Can Enzymes Reduce Heaps of Clothing in Landfills?

February 18, 2023

Clothing and its disposal cause big environmental problems, but some scientists are trying to figure out a way to give fabrics, especially polyester, a new life. Since most clothing won’t be thrifted, researchers are trying to keep it out of landfills by taking polyester back to a raw material using enzymes that are known to break down other plastics. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.

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