causes a massive burden for our planet. Mankind produces 27.1 million tons per year of plastic waste and only 31.1 % can be recycled! About two third of plastic waste are landfilled or incinerated. These huge amounts of waste come along with a CO2 emission of 6.7 millions tons per year. Not to forget about the economic impact: the management of plastic waste causes costs of more than 19.3 billion Euros per year.
ENZYCLE looks for new enzymatic processes to treat and to recycle plastic fractions that could not be recycled before. Our experts will select appropriate enzymes that have the potential to degrade non-recylced plastic fractions, produce these enzymes in a bioreactor and test them for their suitability in industrial applications.
ENZYCLE will valorize a large and currently hard-to-treat fraction of plastic waste!