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Optimizing a Microbial Platform to Break Down and Valorize Waste Plastic

Who We Are

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Scientific Leads

Our team is led by globally recognized researchers across the disciplines of engineering, chemistry, biology, and policy studies. To learn more about our program leads, press the button below.

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Researchers

Our interdisciplinary team comprises of investigators at all career stages, and 5 Canadian Research Chairs, who have a strong track record in technology transfer to realize socio-economic benefits. To access team member profiles, press the button below.

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Partners

Our research program engages with a consortium of end-users that includes; municipal waste management agencies, industry, and policymakers. These end-users participate fully in all aspects of our research program and will leverage outcomes to benefit Canadians and secure Canada’s position as a global leader in reducing plastic waste.

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Our Research Activities

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Activity 1

Genomic and culture-based identification of plastic degrading microbes and enzymes

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Activity 2

Characterization and optimization of novel plastic-degrading enzymes and microbes

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Activity 3

Spectroscopic characterization and optimization of plastic biodegradation

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Activity 4

Toward a market-driven circular plastics economy with biochemical recycling

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Our Publications

Research findings are published in a variety of interdisciplinary publications. To view our scientific publications, articles and conference abstracts and proceedings, press the button below.

We Adopt Open Science

Project deliverables are shared without filing patents, and with no restrictions on use. We aim to reach zero plastic waste rapidly and efficiently, accelerated by exchanging tacit and explicit knowledge with diverse partners in pre-competitive collaborations.

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Our Partners

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