Our commitments


    Let’s free the oceans and land from further waste!

This can only be achieved when all the plastics and textiles already in-use are effectively reduced, reused and recycled.
This is the reason we rally forces and catalyze unprecedented expertise-based partnerships to innovate in biorecycling and biodegradation technologies.

It’s why, every day, we develop unique enzymes that make our core technologies thrive.
And why, every day, this teamwork makes the circularity of plastics and textiles possible at scale.

At Carbios, we are renowned scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. Nature is our inspiration.
We lead biotech expertise to catalyze plastic and textile circularity at scale. 



Our Purpose is reflected in the conduct of our day-to-day operations and in the attention paid to the core values upheld by the company and all of its employees. 👷‍♀️👨‍🔬👨‍💻

Every day, through the commitment of our employees, and also our industrial and academic partners, we shape the path towards a more circular economy.

Since our employees embody the Purpose of Carbios every day, it was only natural that they should all take part in this video.



Pictures of our Purpose

Our sustainability report

Sustainable development has marked the last decade by becoming an issue at the heart of everyone’s concerns. Natural disasters, the scarcity of resources, and the dramatic acceleration of climate change show us how important it is to break away from current patterns and take new paths to protect the environment and reduce our impact on the climate.

With this first sustainability report, we want to share our sustainable development strategy, our values, and our ambitions with as many people as possible in order to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future and a circular economy, with all our stakeholders.


Read the report



Mastering the end-of-life of plastics


Plastics are very present in our daily lives and have now become unavoidable.

With the development of our industrial societies, the generation of plastic waste has continued to grow and has led to an accumulation of plastic in the environment, creating multiple nuisances. Plastics, which today are still mainly of fossil origin, take around 400 to 500 years (World Wildlife Fund (Australia) in 2018) to degrade under natural conditions.

Better management of the end-of-life of plastics is a major challenge of our time and we intend to contribute to it!

The innovations we are developing are on the verge of industrialization and soon they will provide concrete answers to the end of life of plastics!



Circular economy

The circular economy involves a more efficient use of fossil resources, reduction of waste and lower energy consumption, the guidelines for the strategic development of a new, efficient and sustainable industrial ecology.

Carbios is fully committed to this circular economy and positive recovery approach of plastics and textiles through the development of biological processes that represent a radical technological and industrial breakthrough, namely innovative processes based on the use of enzymes to reinvent the plastic and textile polymer lifecycle.



Response to the regulatory environment

Numerous initiatives are taken, today, at both a European and national level, to promote the recycling of plastics and support the commitments made by the public authorities and manufacturers on sustainable development.

Presented in July 2019, the Law on the fight against waste and on the circular economy was definitively adopted by the French Senate on January 30, 2020.

  • the target of moving towards 100% recycled plastic by January 1, 2025;
  • the obligation to reuse, reemploy or recycle unsold products;
  • the ban on the “compostable” labelling on products that may only be composted under industrial conditions;


In May 2018, the European Commission presented the proposal for the “Single Use Plastics” Directive. Adopted by the European Parliament on June 5, 2019, it aims to prevent and reduce the impact of these plastic products on the environment and on human health, and also to promote the transition to a circular economy. Among other things, it provides for:

– an obligation for drinks bottles, manufactured mainly in PET, to contain at least 25% recycled materials in 2025 and 30% in 2030;

– a separate collection target for drinks bottles set at 77% by 2025 and 90% by 2029;


Industrial response for brands

Our commitment to designing solutions with a positive impact feeds our long-term competitiveness to meet the major environmental and societal challenges of our time. With a technological offer that is unique in the world, we aim to engage producers and users of plastic and textile materials in a sustainable transition towards a true circular economy model.

Committed to developing the lasting relationships built on trust that are so vital to our success, we seeks to forge balanced and transparent relations with the academic world and industry alike.