Mar 30, 2020


Our partnership takes on the planet’s plastic problem.

Recognizing that innovative solutions are needed to reverse the plastic waste problem, we have partnered with Sumitomo Chemical to find an effective and scalable biology-based solution. We’re starting with the toughest and most widespread plastic of all: polyethylene (PE).

Together, we have already started discovering, engineering, and successfully testing enzymes and microbes that not only degrade PE but, once done, transform into building blocks for new products. We have already observed enough to know that biology holds the key to solving the problem of plastic waste. That’s why we’re working with Sumitomo Chemical and others to find a solution.