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. It will also prepare the interns for transitioning to industrial careers in an promising area of the polymer industry.