Using Wastewater To Create Recyclable Plastic

Using Wastewater To Create Recyclable Plastic
Design

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

Brian W. Jones
  • 26 october 2010

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.

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