Earlier this year L’Oréal announced it’s first cosmetic bottle derived from enzymatic plastic recycling. The process developed by CARBIOS eliminates many of the limitation of thermomechanical recycling processes. Including loss of quality, allowing for infinite recycling of all types of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) waste.
It will be some years before 100% recycled plastic is widely used, so this doesn’t remove the need to continue to look for alternatives and reduce our dependence on single use plastics. But, it brings real hope for a future when textile and plastic waste is viewed as valuable raw material.
Find out more about the process: www.carbios.com