Thermophilic actinomycetes were isolated from sediment of the Chingshuei hot spring in north Taiwan, and the strain HS 45-1 was selected from colonies which formed distinct clear zones on agar plate with emulsified polyethylene succinate (PES). The film of PES disappeared within 6 days in liquid cultures at 50C. The strain HS 45-1 was also able to degrade poly (-carpolactone) (PCL) and poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) films completely within 6 days in liquid cultures. Basing on the results of phynotypic characteristics, phylogenetic studies and DNADNA hybridization, strain HS 45-1 should be assigned to Micorbispora rosea subsp. taiwanensis.