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Enzymatic Recycling of Plastics – Circular economy principle

Carbios has pioneered a groundbreaking enzymatic recycling process designed to address the limitations of current thermomechanical recycling methods. Unlike conventional approaches, Carbios employs a specialized enzyme capable of selectively depolymerizing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) found in diverse plastics and textiles. Traditional thermomechanical recycling processes face constraints, restricting the closed-loop recycling of only clear plastics and resulting in quality loss with each cycle. This impediment makes it challenging to achieve products made from 100% recycled PET.

In contrast, Carbios’ innovation revolutionizes recycling by enabling the efficient processing of all types of PET waste. The result is the production of 100% recycled and 100% recyclable PET products, all achieved without any compromise in quality. This transformative technology not only facilitates the recycling of complex and soiled plastics but also positions plastic and textile waste as valuable raw materials, driving the circular economy towards becoming a tangible industrial reality.