CARBIOS rallies players to promote textile circularity sector
April 3, 2024

CARBIOS rallies players to promote textile circularity sector

CARBIOS, a leading innovator in biological technologies for plastic and textile recycling, hosted a visit from Mr. Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of Economy, Finance, Industrialand Digital Sovereignty.

The visit underscored the government's support for CARBIOS and its endeavors in establishing a textile recycling industry. CARBIOS' development of enzymatic PET biorecycling technology signifies a significant advancement towards a circular economy for plastic and textiles, aligning with France's green reindustrialization efforts.

With its industrial demonstrator and patented textile preparation line, CARBIOS is paving the way for large-scale recycling, exemplifying the potential of combining ecological transition, Made in France ethos, and economic growth. The construction of the world's first biorecycling plant in Longlaville, France, further exemplifies CARBIOS' commitment to environmental sustainability and job creation. Supported by private investors, government initiatives like France 2030, and European funding ,CARBIOS aims to lead the global charge against plastic pollution while bridging the gap between biotech and textile industries. Through technological innovation and government backing, CARBIOS is poised to revolutionize the circular textile sector, creating a sustainable and job-generating industry in France and beyond.

"CARBIOS demonstrates that it is possible to combine ecological transition, Made In France and economic growth: an example of what entrepreneurial ambition, creative science and passionate men and women can achieve for the planet. I had the pleasure of visiting the CARBIOS industrial demonstrator in operation, which can recycle bottles, PET packaging and polyester textiles many times over – this is impressive. The next step is the CARBIOS plant in Longlaville (Meurthe-et-Moselle), co-financed by the French government, to recycle 50,000 tons of waste a year, and then, other plants in France, Europe and the rest of the world, to meet the demands of consumers and brands committed to the environmental cause."
Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of Economy, Finance, Industrial and Digital Sovereignty

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