22nd ENERGY GLOBE WORLD AWARD

Finalists

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Finalist:

Plantoon Technologies

Project:

Poliloop Bacterial Cocktail

Country:

Hungary

The huge amounts of plastic waste and its recycling is a dominant topic today. Poliloop is a biotechnology company based in Budapest. It has developed a bacteria cocktail that can biodegrade mixed plastic waste within a very short time. In this way, a biomass end product is created within 7 weeks, which can then be used as a soil improver. This biomass product complies with all applicable EU standards for fertilizers. This unique process can be applied to 7 types of plastic, such as PET, HDPE, LDPE, PP and PS. The operating costs are minimal, and the circular economy approach is ensured.