Focus area

Sustainable Packaging

Target Market(s)

Farming, Processing, Retail, Logistics, HaFS

Founding date




Development Stage


The Solution

An enzymatic additive added to the formulation of bio-based plastics (PLA) breaks down polymers to make plastic packaging 100% biodegradable & 100% compostable, even in domestic conditions

Case Study

It is estimated that 8MT of plastic end up in the ocean every year. By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish. Less than 10% of the roughly 300MT of new plastic produced annually is recycled, often because of its formulation.

Carbiolice’s solution enables the biodegradation of non-recyclable plastic (estimated at 52%) into compost with no residue or toxicity.  This not only offers a valorization alternative but also eases the sorting of single-used plastic that remains within organic waste.

This innovation is the result of 10 years of research and has 18 patents with international coverage. It is a world first and has been identified as one of the 1,000 solutions to change the world by the Solar Impulse Foundation

Existing Customers

  • NDA – under secrecy agreement


  • Biodegradable packaging


Sophie Macedo, Business & Alliances Director