Climate love

Sweta Chakraborty

23 w

Protein Evolution

Climate love

Tackling the Plastics Problem

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has grown to cover a surface area of 1.6 million square kilometers in 2022. That's an area twice the size of Texas or three times the size of France. Finding solutions to plastics is critical to tackling our floating garbage problem. Protein Evolution has been working to address this problem: 1. First, they identify a type of plastic waste to recycle and save from entering the environment (a plastic water bottle, for example). 2. They leverage artificial intelligence and natural science to engineer an enzyme that can break down the bottle in an economical, sustainable way. 3. They take the engineered enzyme and grow it in fermentation tanks so there’s enough enzyme to break down large quantities of plastic. They combine the enzymes with plastic waste to break down the waste into its “building blocks” in a low-emission, eco-friendly process. 4. They use the grown enzyme to recycle the plastic water bottle, breaking it down into its building blocks to create good-as-new plastic bottles, textiles, and other infinitely renewable plastic products. By 2023, the Protein Evolution team expects to launch its first commercial partnership, addressing the needs of global consumer brands seeking to recycle and transform textiles and mixed-plastic waste. They also plan to license their recycling process, selling the engineered enzymes to customers within the chemical industry, to scale this solution. Read more about their innovative solution here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkart/2022/10/31/protein-evolution-engineers-supercharged-organisms-to-break-down-plastic-waste/?sh=1ee6e60e7a02

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  • EDERICK JOHN

    15 w

    Fo sure it’s a good way to reduce plastic

    • Gorffly mokua

      15 w

      This will be a game changer! A great solution to plastic problems!

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      • Patrick Kiash

        19 w

        Bravo! Great solution at hand.

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        • We Don't Have Time

          22 w

          Dear Sweta Chakraborty Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Protein Evolution and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Muhammad We Don't Have Time

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          • Sarah Chabane

            22 w

            A great and well-needed solution!

            • Tabitha Kimani

              23 w

              This is a great solution to the plastic menace.

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