2:37 min Enzymatical recycling
Scientists create plastic-eating enzyme that could eliminate billions of tons of landfill waste
An enzyme variant created by engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin can break down environment-throttling plastics that typically take centuries to degrade in just a matter of hours to days.
1:58 min Recycling processes
Research: Food Contact Chemicals (FCC) in rPET Bottles
Brunel University London: Harmful chemicals found in bottled drinks prompts call for better recycling
Researchers from Brunel University London found 150 chemicals that had leached into drinks from their plastic bottles, with 18 of those chemicals found in levels exceeding regulations. So-called Food Contact Chemicals (FCC) are commonly found in packaged food and drink, with most ...
Partnership in Bio Recycling
Carbios and Indorama Ventures to build in France its first-of-a-kind manufacturing plant for fully bio-recycled PET
The plan for the reference plant is to be operational in 2025 /1/ in France (Longlaville) with a processing capacity of 50.000 tons of PET /2/ waste per year and creating 150 direct and indirect new jobs. Indorama Ventures, the world’s largest producer of recycled PET for beverage ...
Braskem invests in Nexus Circular to accelerate advanced recycling of plastics
Braskem's investment supports the goal of a circular economy where hard-to-recycle plastic waste is captured as a valuable feedstock for new materials.