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Plastics Circularity Investment Tracker

The Circulate Initiative's Plastics Circularity Investment Tracker provides insights into private investments in plastics circularity globally.

  • Investment data is available by geography, archetypes and investment categories on deals that took place between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2023. 

  • The option to compare investments across archetypes and investment categories across countries.

  • Profiles of 24 global investors in plastics circularity.


​For example, the tool can be used to identify the private equity investments in recycling made in India, Indonesia, and Thailand for the years 2019, 2020, and 2021.


An estimated US$1.2 trillion is needed globally to reduce plastic leakage to the ocean by around 80% by 2040.

However, there is limited transparency around the financing of plastics circularity solutions and a lack of data or resources on investment activity to assess the investment opportunity. Governments, investors, multilateral organizations, and other stakeholders committed to solving the global plastic pollution crisis need to have a clear view of capital being deployed to ensure funding barriers to circularity can be addressed.

An industry-first, The Circulate Initiative’s Plastics Circularity Investment Tracker will enable key decision-makers to view the current investment landscape into plastics circularity and understand the extent of the financing gap.


Leveraging deal-level information on private investments since 2018, the Investment Tracker provides unique insights into plastics circularity investments. The analysis centers around the investments channeled to different solutions across the plastics value chain, their scale, and the regions where the investments are taking place. 

About the Plastic Circularity Investment Tracker


The Investment Tracker's functionality enables users to filter data to reveal previously hard-to-determine insights about investment activity in plastic circularity. Cross-country comparisons through the “Compare Countries” tab allow users to compare the data of individual countries. The “Investor Profiles” tab features the profiles of 24 investors in plastics circularity.

The tool allows users to explore the data utilizing the following filters: 

Who should use the tracker?

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Read the Key Findings

The following document, “Key findings from the global edition of the Plastics Circularity Investment Tracker,” provides insights and analysis of plastics circularity investments that have taken place globally from January 1, 2018, to June 30, 2023.

Learn more about how much capital has been deployed globally across geographies, the types of plastics circularity solutions receiving investments, the categories of investment, and insights into the transaction landscape.


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Key Findings

Key figures and findings on plastics circularity investments.

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