Plastic can be recycled, burned, buried underground or just dumped away. It can also be biodegraded.
BREaTHE sites are community based bioreactor sites for the elimination of non-recyclable plastic waste. The sites are located within communities where citizens bring their plastic waste and act as a one-stop sorting center for recycling companies to collect recyclable plastic. Microorganisms selectively use plastic as their carbon source leaving behind mainly CO2 and H2O. A greenhouse on top of the site uses the released CO2 to grow vegetables and other plantation.
BREaTHE project is a sustainable alternative to incineration and landfills where non-recyclable plastic waste ends up. At the same we provide a new efficient segregation tool for the recycling industry to incorporate in their plastic waste management processes.