Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment

This project aims to develop a new technology for the production of biodegradable plastics that can decompose under various natural conditions, including soil and oceans, by up to 90%, which minimizes plastic waste and its environmental footprint. The technology will first target application in food packaging and drink containers, which is a main market for sing-use plastics and a key source of plastic waste. The project will allow Oligomaster, a Canadian technical start-up and the industrial partner on the project, to be a technical leader in the field of sustainable polymer production.