Latest updates from RECOVER

RECOVER is a 4-year project started on 1st June 2020 that scales up an innovative biotech solution for the non-recyclable plastic packaging and agricultural films waste streams, based on the combination of plastic-degrading microorganisms, novel enzymes, earthworms and insects resulting in new feedstocks, chitin and chitosan for plastics and coatings, new fertilizers for the primary sector and bio-based industries.

During the first year of activities, a set of insect, earthworms, microbial consortia, and target enzyme families has been selected, and their capability to feed on or hydrolyse the target polymers are being tested. This coming year, the production of suitable biotechnological solutions will be upscaled and further tested under real-scale conditions.