Biorecycling of Plastic – GAO Issues Science and Technology Spotlight

On November 21, 2022, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a “Spotlight” on “Biorecycling of Plastic” https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-23-106261/ – Application of this new technology “may help address plastic waste issues” – “… biorecycling is an emerging technology that uses microbes … to break down plastic into its basic components … monomers. The monomers can then be recombined into … different materials or chemicals with more desirable qualities …” – The Spotlight discusses: “… Opportunities … Challenges … [and] Policy Context and Questions …” – The complete report is here: https://www.gao.gov/assets/gao-23-106261.pdf #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling #BioRecycling @USGAO