Below is a list of recent news related to the BOTTLE™ consortium.

February 2021

How To Solve the Mounting Problem of Plastic Waste? Focus on Its Chemical Roots
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Feb. 3, 2021

January 2021

A Mild Way To Upcycle Plastics Used in Bottles into Fuel and Other High-Value Products
ACS News Service Weekly, Jan. 27, 2021

NREL Reports Sustainability Benchmarks for Plastics Recycling and Redesign
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Jan. 21, 2021

Research Paper on Two-Enzyme System for Plastics Depolymerization #39 in Top 100 Publications for 2020
Altmetric, Jan. 20, 2021

Department of Energy Releases Plastics Innovation Challenge Draft Roadmap and Request for Information
U.S. Department of Energy, Jan. 19, 2021

Why Scientists Say "Plastivores" Could Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution
WHYY, Jan. 15, 2021

December 2020

Download Coloring Page of "Upcycling Waste Plastic: Ru Ready!"
ColorMePhD, Dec. 22, 2020

Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2020
Business Insider, Dec. 15, 2020

Could Plastic-Eating Bacteria Save the Planet?
Bloomberg, Dec. 14, 2020

November 2020

ORNL Joins Effort to Make Plastic More Recyclable
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Nov. 24, 2020

Los Alamos National Labs Participates in New Initiative To Help Reduce Plastic Pollution
KOB4 TV, Nov. 9, 2020

Los Alamos Works To Make Better, More Recyclable Plastics with New BOTTLE Consortium
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Nov. 9, 2020

October 2020

SLAC Researchers Join Effort To Make Plastic More Recyclable
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Oct. 28, 2020

Can Plastic-Eating Bacteria Help Cut Down on Pollution?
Marketplace, Oct. 26, 2020

BOTTLE Consortium Launches To Change the Way We Recycle
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oct. 20, 2020

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $27 Million in Plastics Recycling Research and Development
U.S. Department of Energy, Oct. 15, 2020

Scientists Develop 'Super Enzyme' That Breaks Down Plastic Faster Than Ever
CBC Radio One, As It Happens, Oct. 1, 2020

NREL, UK University Partner To Dive Deeper into How Enzymes Digest Plastic
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oct. 1, 2020

September 2020

Better Way to Recycle Plastic
Kelly Cutrara with Global News (21-minute mark), Sept. 29, 2020

‘Super-Enzyme’ Speeds Up Breakdown of Plastic, Researchers Say
New York Times, Sept. 29, 2020

August 2020

American Ingenuity Will Solve the Global Plastics Pollution Problem
U.S. Department of Energy, Aug. 11, 2020

July 2020

Report Released! Plastics for a Circular Economy Workshop: Summary Report
U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, July 7,  2020

March 2020

Department of Energy Announces $25 Million for Plastics Recycling R&D, Launches Upcycling Consortium
U.S. Department of Energy, March 16, 2020

December 2019

Plastics for a Circular Economy Workshop
U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, Dec. 11, 2019

November 2019

Department of Energy Launches Plastics Innovation Challenge
U.S. Department of Energy, Nov. 21, 2019