The enzyme from bacteria mutants destroys the plastic waste in just a few hours

As reported by the Guardian, a team of researchers of the company Carbios has created an enzyme secreted by the bacteria mutated and is able to destroy plastic bottles in just 10 hours. The unique technology was created in collaboration with Pepsi and LOreal.

The enzyme decomposes plastic waste on the individual chemical components, which can then be used in the manufacture of new bottles. In contrast to this technology, thermomechanical processing gives the plastic a high enough quality, which is used mainly in the manufacture of clothing and carpets.

It should be noted that the enzyme-destroyer has created yet nature. It was first discovered in 2012 in a pile of composted leaves. He was not only the most effective among the other “candidates”, but also very cost effective in production – about 25 times cheaper than making new plastic from oil.

According to the representative of the scientific Committee of the company Carbios Alain Marty, the researchers hope to test the “industrial and commercial potential of the” new ferment in France in 2021.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Physicists have learned to turn plastic bottles in supercapacitors

Scientists from the University of California, riverside have developed a technology to produce components for supercapacitors from regular waste. We are talking about polyethylene terephthalate or PET, which is made most of plastic bottles. This material is from an economic point of view is significantly superior to high-tech raw materials, like graphene or carbon nanotubes. […]

Looks like a screwdriver of the XXI century

Recently Techcult wrote about the drill of the XXI century with a touchscreen and lasers. But the screwdriver is traditionally considered to be more simple, reliable and very straightforward tool. What similar high-tech screwdriver advanced Italian production? And it is similar to the Kinetic device Driver. Kinetic Driver designed by the Italian designer Giacomo Di […]

Our Solar system is most similar to space croissant

The sun emits powerful electromagnetic winds that envelop the planet in our solar system like a giant bubble. This magnetic bubble is called the heliosphere and protects the planet from dangerous space radiation. Scientists have long believed that the heliosphere is in the form of a comet – with a distinct nose and long flowing […]

Some homemade masks turned out to be more dangerous than no

Despite the fact that the industry has recovered from the shock of the first days of the pandemic COVID-19 and now produces enough facial masks of different types, most people in the world due to various reasons use homemade versions. Everyone understands that they are less effective than professional medical model, but the question is: […]