More than 300 million tons of plastic waste is produced annually. Only a fraction of this is recycled. While we do whole-heartedly support recycling, it is quite evident that it is not enough to deal with the current scale of plastic pollution.
Our mission is to provide an eco-friendly and scalable answer to the crisis. We aim to offer an industrially relevant solution to deal with unrecyclable plastics by mimicking nature, using the once polluting plastic waste as a carbon rich foodsource for our bacteria, who in turn create valuable end-product for us to use and integrate into a global circular ecosystem.
We created a bacterial cocktail that together consumes plastic packaging waste. They can use the carbon in plastic as a sole carbon source, integrating it into their metabolism. The process is akin to the way organic waste is consumed in composting piles, but the raw materials here are fossil based. What our bacteria have achieved is turning what was once a fossil-based product (plastic packaging) into what it originally was, millions of years ago, part of the natural ecosystem of Earth.