Resolving pervasive plastics pollution is paramount to the quest to establishing climate neutrality. The discovery of plastic polymers in the early to mid 20th century and their intense scientific and engineering development in recent decades has resulted in a remarkable lightweight, high mechanically performing materials that have propelled much of the rapid recent human progress. However, the perilous omission to develop technologies to complete the life cycle for plastics combined with the unabated demand for ever increasing production, presents a global crisis of prodigious proportions.
The BioICEP H2020 project is part of a new global effort using innovative science and engineering to enable the transition to the circular economic modalities. Taking guidance from nature our team of experts are developing new next generation green technologies to degrade and digest plastic waste biologically and then regenerate it as new alternative bioplastics. These new bioplastics will be fully sustainable and can be readily biologically recycled and regenerated as new bioplastics in a continuous loop akin to biological systems within the natural environment.
More information will follow soon.