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Infinite Plastic Recycling

Enzyme-based process for biorecycling of PET plastic waste

February 2019
Gallery Infinite Plastic Recycling 1
Gallery Infinite Plastic Recycling 1
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Identification

The process of enzymatic recycling creates new virgin PET plastics directly from plastic waste, in accordance with circular economy principles.

The enzymatic bioprocess for recycling aims to eliminate the constraints encountered by current processes, by taking advantage of the extraordinary specificity of the enzymes which allows for: (i) the recycling plastics without the need for sophisticated sorting, and in particular with the possibility of recycling colored, opaque and multi-layered plastics; and (ii) the possibility of recycling to infinity, via the recovery of purified monomers that can then be re-polymerized into plastic polymers of a quality equal to the original polymer (no loss in value, as compared to mechanical recycling). With this enzyme-based technology, the objective is to change the plastics lifecycle into a genuine circular economy with an endless recycling of plastics.

Label Date February 2019
By CARBIOS
From France
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Looking For Brand-owners, industrial players, investors

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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The environmental benefits

  • Treatment of all kinds PET plastic and polyester fibers.
  • Innovation turns a linear industrial model into a circular economy.
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Creates value from PET that would otherwise be considered plastic waste.
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Activity Region

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Europe

Belgium, Germany, France,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
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Company Profile

CARBIOS

Enzyme-based solutions for infinite biorecycling and biodegradation of plastics

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Headquarters 63360 Gerzat, France
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