Plastics Recycling: A Future for Plastic Waste

To achieve greater circularity, organisations have the opportunity to transform their plastics supply chain using the latest recycling technology

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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.

These include:

  • 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.

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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.


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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.


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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
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • 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

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.

Activating Sustainability
Activating Sustainability
Ep 16: The Drivers, Barriers, + Opportunities in Advanced Recycling

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