Von Plastikmüll zu Plastikwertstoffen – Polymerrecycling neu gedacht


The ever increasing plastic production and the challenges of low
recycling quota, microplastic and plastic in the ocean is summarized
as plastic crisis, asking for new technology for end-of-life polymer use.
We present a value chain for plastic waste developed in the EU project
P4 SB. Plastic is hydrolysed to its monomers by engineered enzymes
and the monomers are the feedstock for engineered microbes to synthesise
products of value. This upcycling adds incentives for increased
polymer recycling.