Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe joined the consortium previously founded by Carbios and L’Oréal, a partnership between worldwide leaders that aims to accelerate the recyclability of PET by using the Carbios technology.
The Carbios biological approach can handle all forms of PET plastics (clear, colored, opaque and multilayer) and polyester fibers. The process requires limited heat and no pressure or solvents, which improves its environmental impact, and also provides a competitive solution to increase global plastic recycling rates.
This sustainable and responsible technology creates a circular economy from used plastics and fibers. Carbios recently achieved a world first using its enzymatic technology to create PET bottles from 100% recycled plastics.
The Consortium partners’ ambition is to bring Carbios’ PET-enhanced recycling technology to the market and increase the availability of high-quality recycled plastics to fulfill their sustainability commitments. The collaboration includes technical milestones and support for the efficient supply of consumer-grade, 100% recycled PET plastics for global markets.