Today’s plastic challenge and the demand for a more circular economy is providing a driver for radical change in plastics supply chains.
Consumers, governments, NGOs, manufacturers and brands are all making firm commitments to transform their plastics supply chains to achieve greater circularity and work towards a ‘net zero’ future.
- Reducing plastic content & waste;
- Plastics recycling and recovering more plastic waste;
- Replacing plastic content with alternative materials (incl. biobased plastics) and recycled plastics.
In 2019, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimated that over 5.4 million tonnes of recycled plastics are needed in the global packaging sector alone by 2025 to reach these targets. Other key plastics sectors like construction, automotive and electronics also have ambitious goals to recycle plastic waste and use recycled content.
Plastics recycling solutions for a sustainable future
To achieve a Net Zero future, the transformation of supply chains and new forms of supply chain collaboration is needed to achieve these global commitments, with the help of innovative supply chain approaches and advanced plastic recycling technologies.
Identifying existing sources of recycled plastics
Anthesis’ knowledge hub and expertise will identify suitable sourcing options, benchmark these against competitors and competing solutions considering costs, quality and volumes. We are experienced in providing practical advice on creating circular supply chains for customer’s plastic waste.
Supporting services to invest, develop and build new plastics recycling infrastructure
Anthesis is well-positioned to deliver a range of services to accelerate plastics recycling and establish new plastics recycling infrastructure incl. business planning, commercial due diligence, and screening for investment opportunities.
” From the start, Anthesis have demonstrated their expertise in advanced recycling technology processes, waste management infrastructure, and data analysis and visualization. We value their thought partnership and are continually impressed with the detail in their work “
Paula N. Luu, Project Director
International Market Due Diligence for PET Bottle to Polyester Fibre Technology
Anthesis prepared a commercial market due diligence report for an investor group, which was considering an investment in PerPETual Global Technology Ltd.
Sustainable Fibre and Circularity Support Under The European Clothing Action Plan
Sport apparel brand Peak Performance reduced its collection’s water footprint by 34 percent and CO2 footprint by 13 percent, using a fibre strategy from the European Clothing Action Plan.
Supporting a Cross-industry Collaborative Project to Find Alternative Solutions to Pallet-stretch Wrap
Anthesis was commissioned by Microsoft to manage and provide technical support for the collaborative project.
Our supporting services across the plastics value chain
Our waste and sustainable product team are trusted advisors to some of the most well-known brands, retailers, investors and polymer producers as well as governments and industry associations. Expertise, experience and passion along the whole plastics value chain, supported by superior knowledge from our Plastics Recycling Technology Hub, allows us to put our clients on a strategic pathway to sustainability.
We support organisations with:
- Supply Chain
- Product Design
- Use and Durability
- Recycling and Circularity
- Management Systems
Podcast: The Drivers, Barriers, + Opportunities in Advanced Recycling
Anthesis expert, Claudia Amos, and special guest Paula Luu, Director at the Center for the Circular Economy – Closed Loop Partners’ innovation centre, break down the basics of advanced recycling of plastic waste, and the diverse drivers, solutions and challenges in the circular economy for plastics.
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Plastics Recycling Technology Hub
Anthesis is in the unique position of being able to support the creation of circular supply chains using the Anthesis global Plastics Recycling Technology Hub. The hub is a plastics recycling software that captures detailed information and analysis on over 100 plastics recycling technologies and their reference plants to find the best recycling solution for our clients.
With this tool, Anthesis supports clients across the plastics value chain to identify which plastics can be recycled to date and which plastics could be recycled in the near to medium-term future.
Anthesis’ UK Practice Lead for Sustainable Production and Consumption Beth Simpson reflects on how companies are responding to the strong possibility that they will not meet their 2025 packaging targets and explores what they can do to mitigate the consequent risks.
Anthesis CEO, Stuart McLachlan, was featured yesterday on the BBC World News to discuss Plastic Free July.
CDP has a new plastics disclosure – and Anthesis is the right partner to help you with your reporting requirements.
Wise Women in Waste – Episode 19: Plastic Recycling in South and Southeast Asia with The Circulate Initiative
This discussion focuses on South and Southeast Asia’s plastic recycling supply chains, including the current working conditions, how it impacts women and the need for responsible sourcing programmes.
US-based energy transition and decarbonisation infrastructure investor ECP sought a detailed understanding of the current and future UK plastic waste market.
The Circulate Initiative selected Anthesis to be the lead research partner to conduct a detailed assessment of wastesheds in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.