Carbios

Focus area

Sustainable Packaging

Target Market(s)

Farming, Processing, Retail, Logistics, HaFS

Founding date

2011

Country

France

Development Stage

Pilot

The Solution

An enzymatic bio-recycling technology that break downs PET plastics and textile fibers into monomers that can be reused infinitely in the production of new polymers.

Case Study

86% of packaging waste goes unrecycled globally(1), including over 100MT of plastic waste. Only new recycling technologies will enable PET producers to even partially meet the expectations of consumers and countries to meet regulatory targets.

Carbios has developed a process that can handle all forms of PET plastics (clear, colored, opaque, multi-layer…) and polyester, diverting them from incineration, landfill or ocean pollution.

The business model is based on technology licensing and sales of enzymes.

Existing Customers

  • Expression of intent signed with a major PET producer

Impact

  • Biodegradable packaging

Contact

Martin Stephan, Deputy CEO