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Using Wastewater To Create Recyclable Plastic

Using Wastewater To Create Recyclable Plastic

Micromidas, a Sacramento based company, has developed the technology to convert carbon from wastewater into a degradable and recyclable material.

Brian W. Jones

Micromidas, a Sacramento based company, has developed the technology to convert carbon from wastewater into a degradable and recyclable bioplastic. By introducing specific microbes to waste water, the solid mass can be refined into a plastic capable of a myriad of uses. Another byproduct of refining the wastewater is a reduction in the amount of solid waste sludge that needs to be treated, which accounts for about 40% of the annual budget for municipal treatment plants.

The plastics produced are very similar to polypropylene (PP) used in many containers, housewares and automotive parts, including batteries. The resulting product also has biocompatible properties which would allow it to be used for medical purposes which would gradually breakdown in the body without damage.

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