Creation date: 2018
Sector of activity: Energy, utilities and environment
Social issue: Environment and rural settings
This type of waste is an important problem due to its high pollutant level. “There is bacteria that works like a biological factory and produces special enzymes that can be used to avoid the use of chemical products.” The action of this bacteria allows the reduction of plastic production, reduces environmental pollution to a large degree and protects animals that die every year as a result of plastic waste.
Today there are two basic methods to recycle plastic: physical and chemical. The physical method is extremely inadequate and unhealthy. The chemical method is very expensive, and the plastic material that results cannot come in direct contact with people. “The enzyme technology that we have developed accommodates a plastic production that can be used in areas where there is direct human contact and they are in harmony with the environment (food, medicines, clothing, etc), are free of chemicals, and can be separated from the raw materials.” explains the head of Begüm Esra Aytan.