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WiP – Worm in Progress


Bioneering the future


Unlike the current industry standard, we recycle plastic sustainably.


Combining two recent discoveries, we decompose plastic in a revolutionary way.


We are one of the first teams in the world to tackle the plastic problem with biotechnology

Wax moth larvae

Galleria mellonella

Only recently discovered, wax worms are able to break down plastics.

Enzymatic reaction

The chain molecule PET is broken down into the organic compounds Ethylene glycol and Terephthalic acid.

Magic solution

Bio-recycling container working with bio-agents

WiP – Worm in Progress

PET – Input
Pre-treated PET like plastic bottles, bags and other packaging are thrown into the box

Larvae Station
Wax worms shred the incoming PET to micro-plastic by chewing it up

Enzyme Station
PETase enzymes decompose the micro-plastic into basic compounds

The organic compounds Terephthalic acid and Ethylene glycol can be re-used instead of taking more fossil resources


Our cradle to cradle model closes the gap in the recycling process of plastics. We believe this is an important step towards sustainability.


Only together can we change the world.


Erick Pano

Erick Pano


Talks to enzymes

Eleonore Eisath

Eleonore Eisath

Industrial Design

secretly trains worms
to be designers

Valerie Pittmann

Valerie Pittmann


recruits wormworkers

Adrian Starfinger

Adrian Starfinger


provides houses for 
homeless worms

David Ruf

David Ruf

Product Development

just worming around