Plastic waste is accumulating at an alarming rate

Every year,

0 million tons

of plastic is generated

0 million tons

of plastic enters the ocean

0,000 animals

die from plastic entanglement

We must MANAGE our plastic waste

But HOW?

Traditional methods

involve melting and reshaping the plastic to make new products, which proves to be a costly and time-consuming process. Recycled plastic has lower quality and usability as heating degrades its original chemical structure, making it impossible to compete with virgin plastic on the market.

Our solution

PETase and MHETase

are groundbreaking enzymes that can degrade PET into its constituent components, TPA and EG.


Fast, sustainable, and EFFICIENT - we can now recycle PET at a MOLECULAR level!

How can we produce these enzymes?

  • Recombination

    We took the bacterial genes that encode PETase and MHETase ...

  • Transfer

    ... and transferred them into E.coli.

  • Cultivation

    The bacteria could then multiply ...

  • Secretion

    ... and secrete the enzymes.

Great, we broke plastic into smaller pieces.

Now what - how can we recycle those pieces?

Protein production

We then grew microorganisms that utilized these monomers as nutrients and produced their own proteins during their lifecycle.

We harvest this biomass, which can be used as FOOD or FEED!


We quantified the amount of protein obtained within our biomass. The following step would be analyzing it to ensure its safety for human consumption.