The main idea of MIX-UP (MIXed plastics biodegradation and UPcycling using microbial communities) is to showcase a novel approach for plastic recycling and therefore addresses one of the greatest challenges of our time: the establishment of a circular (bio)-economy for plastics. The continuing demand for plastic products, the lack of appropriate recycling and the ubiquitous pollution of the environment with plastic waste pose a global challenge. An ambitious vision and considerable efforts are required to change the traditional value chain of plastics to a sustainable one, based on biodegradable plastics. The ground-breaking objective is: plastic waste to plastic value - by a sustainable, biotechnological conversion of unsorted, mixed plastics into valuable bioplastic using heavily engineered enzyme mixtures and mixed microbial communities.

Programme: de.NBI Systems Biology Service Center (de.NBI-SysBio)

SEEK ID: https://fairdomhub.org/projects/182

Funding codes:
  • This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870294 and is funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant numbers: 31961133017 31961133018 31961133019).

Public web page: https://www.mix-up.eu/

Organisms: No Organisms specified

FAIRDOM PALs: No PALs for this Project

Project created: 7th Feb 2020

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