Tag: BOTTLE

BOTTLE Consortium shows enzyme-based plastics recycling is more energy efficient

BOTTLE Consortium shows enzyme-based plastics recycling is more energy efficient

July 17, 2021 |

In Colorado, researchers in the Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment (BOTTLE) Consortium, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Portsmouth, identified using enzymes as a more sustainable approach for recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a common plastic in single-use beverage bottles, clothing, and food packaging. The concept, […]

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ORNL researchers join BOTTLE consortium to develop sustainable packaging

ORNL researchers join BOTTLE consortium to develop sustainable packaging

November 26, 2020 |

In Tennessee, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are joining the Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment, or BOTTLE, Consortium.  In collaboration with other national laboratories, ORNL scientists will support the development of new plastics that are recyclable-by-design and customize microbes and processes to break down […]

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