National Second prize winner

CleanTastic

Green and effective technology for contaminated plastic waste washing.

Pitch

There is huge amount of plastic waste in the world contaminated with food fats and proteins. Such plastics are not suitable for recycling. Removal of fats and proteins from plastic waste surface is expensive, because of chemicals, water and energy used for washing. CleanTastic washing technology is based on microbiological processes, as specially selected bacteria eats all fats and proteins from surface of plastics.

This technology is 100 percent green, there are no chemical materials used and due to this water contamination is avoided. CleanTastic technology allows to get material for recycling 6 times cheaper than buying clean material in the market. Simple line, with a minimum washing capacity of 1,760 t/y prevents 1,500 t/CO2 emissions in case this amount of plastic would be burned for energy recovery and the same amount of new plastic material would be made from oil.

Quick facts

  • 2015 Participant
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  • Lithuania
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Team

  • Inga Valuntienė (management And Organisation) / Tadas Kastanauskas (technology)

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