1) PET waste plastics are crushed and placed in a reactor.
2) Water and enzyme are added to this mixture. Enzyme acts as a catalyst to breakdown PET into its original building blocks. This reaction of
depolymerization only needs a few hours and requires limited heat, no pressure or solvent.
3) The monomers are purified to eliminate impurities.
4) The monomers are turned into plastic pellets by PET producers in their existing facilities to make 100% recycled PET equivalent to virgin PET plastic.
This new recycled plastic can be used in any of its original applications (bottles, packaging, fibers) without a loss in quality.
The breakthrough enzymatic process can break down 90% of plastic in 10 hours and 97% in 16 hours – more than 10,000 times more efficient than any biological plastic recycling trial to date.
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