Making impact with
Waste & Circularity
Current supply chains that are built with a linear economy model in mind have proven to be highly extractive and inefficient. We are currently using earth’s resources at a rate 1.6x greater than it can provide. If we don’t transition to a circular economy, we will be faced with significant environmental and financial consequences.
Accelerating the transition to the circular economy redefines how products are designed, manufactured, distributed, consumed and recycled. It is a new way of thinking that companies must adopt to reduce costs, increase efficiency and reduce the harm we cause to the environment.
The Market Opportunity
The circular economy presents a $4.5 trillion opportunity by 2030 globally across a broad range of sectors such as packaging, electronics, apparel and organic materials. We also see a fragmented industry with strong business opportunities across venture, growth and buyout. The consumer-packaged goods industry alone is currently sending >$2.6 trillion to landfills & incineration plants annually resulting in recycled plastic demand outpacing supply by 5 million tons in 2030.
Investments in the circular economy contribute to reducing 45% of global GHG emissions resulting from the way we produce and consume, contributing to a broad range of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals including clean water & sanitation, affordable & clean energy, industry innovation, responsible consumption, climate action, life below water and life on land.