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A solution for plastic waste pollution

Project description

Tackling plastic pollution worm-style?

There’s a big appetite for plastics – a major environmental and health hazard. If current consumption patterns and waste management practices continue, there’ll be about 12 billion tonnes of plastic litter in landfills and the natural environment by 2050. Plastics’ production and degradation need to be sustainable. Efforts to identify microorganisms that break down plastic have intensified but their biodegradation rates are very low. The EU-funded SOLFORPLAS project will develop a strategy to implement plastic biodegradation as a solution for plastic pollution. To do so, it will integrate physical, chemical and biological treatment mimicking the biodegradation process in worms.

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE TOULOUSE
Net EU contribution
€ 184 707,84
Address
Avenue De Rangueil 135
31077 Toulouse
France

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00