International Sugar Journal

Carbios develops conversion technology to recycle plastics [Registered]

The French biotech start-up Carbios has developed enzymes which break down long plastic chains into monomers – without the need for high temperatures and energy – which can then be separated, purified, and re-used to produce new plastic.

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Emerging technologies can make it easier to recycle plastics [Registered]

Researchers at the University of Houston and IBM note that every year most of the 150 million tonnes of plastics manufactured around the world end up in oceans, landfills and elsewhere. In the United States, less than 9% of plastics are recycled and in Europe, it rises to about 30% – the global average is 22%.

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