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.
Our plastics and circularity specialists support clients on a wide range of plastics recycling solutions, across the supply chain:
|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.
Plastics Recycling Technology Hub
Our services are supported by Anthesis’ global Plastics Recycling Technology Hub, which captures detailed information and analyses over 100 plastics recycling technologies and their reference plants in order to find the best recycling solution for our clients.
The tool helps us to identify and categorise specialist sorting, mechanical and chemical recycling, and biopolymer technologies. It also provides sourcing options to replace virgin plastics with recyclates and to identify fossil fuel replacements such as naphtha and methanol.
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:
- Supply Chain
- Product Design
- Use and Durability
- Recycling and Circularity
- Management Systems
” 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
Closed Loop Partners
Single-use Plastics – Actions For Businesses
March 20, 2018
Anthesis experts, Richard Peagam, Beth Simpson and Chris Stanley explain the actions businesses can take on single-use plastics. The webinar looks at:
- The plastic problem
- Plastics being targeted
- Plastic myths and cautions
- First steps to tackling the plastic problem
Calculating the Impact of Resources & Waste Policy Change
December 3rd, 2019
A webinar exploring the calculator developed to assess the impact of deposit return schemes and extended producer responsibility reform for local authorities. The calculator was developed by Anthesis Group and SUEZ, with support from LARAC, Project Integra and the Kent Resource Partnership. It is available to download free.