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Market

Addressing the end of life plastics waste crisis

Strategy

Invest in advanced recycling technologies; that create markets for waste streams

Execution

Leverage market experience to commercialise and scale technologies

Solving the
waste problem

Create a circular plastic economy

Infinity Recycling is established by Jan Willem Muller and Jeroen Kelder to bring a return-driven approach to sustainability. The team's experience in trading commodities and corporate finance provides considerable value to the technology companies, helping them to convert valuable IP into profitable, scalable businesses.

The team's philosophy is to look at the value of a commodity first, and then work backwards. By investing in advanced recycling technologies, the firm profitably converts non-recyclable waste into chemical feedstock or fuels, thereby giving waste a value. Whilst at the same time lowering the CO2 footprint of the plastics economy and creating a true circular economy.

Market

Addressing the end of life plastics waste crisis

Strategy

Invest in advanced recycling technologies; that create markets for waste streams

Execution

Leverage market experience to commercialise and scale technologies

Solving the
waste problem

Create a circular plastic economy

Infinity Recycling is established by Jan Willem Muller and Jeroen Kelder to bring a return-driven approach to sustainability. The team's experience in trading commodities and corporate finance provides considerable value to the technology companies, helping them to convert valuable IP into profitable, scalable businesses.

The team's philosophy is to look at the value of a commodity first, and then work backwards. By investing in advanced recycling technologies, the firm profitably converts non-recyclable waste into chemical feedstock or fuels, thereby giving waste a value. Whilst at the same time lowering the CO2 footprint of the plastics economy and creating a true circular economy.

We need to
act now

Plastic production increased exponentially, from 2.3 million tons in 1950 to 488 million tons today. Production is expected to more than triple by 2050.

The linear consumption of plastic and the lack of appropriate recycling infrastructure has led to plastic waste swamping rivers and oceans. This has now become one of the world's most pressing issues.

The rapidly increasing production of plastic products overwhelms the world's ability to deal with the waste. Advancement in technologies will enable us to increase the mechanical recycling percentages, but more than 50% of the waste streams can never be mechanically recycled due to the chemical nature of plastics and the way in which we use it.

Advanced recycling brings the solution for these,
non recyclable waste streams, enabling a transformation from a linear economy to a sustainable circular economy.

We need to
act now

Plastic production increased exponentially, from 2.3 million tons in 1950 to 488 million tons today. Production is expected to more than triple by 2050.

The linear consumption of plastic and the lack of appropriate recycling infrastructure has led to plastic waste swamping rivers and oceans. This has now become one of the world's most pressing issues.

The rapidly increasing production of plastic products overwhelms the world's ability to deal with the waste. Advancement in technologies will enable us to increase the mechanical recycling percentages, but more than 50% of the waste streams can never be mechanically recycled due to the chemical nature of plastics and the way in which we use it.

Advanced recycling brings the solution for these,
non recyclable waste streams, enabling a transformation from a linear economy to a sustainable circular economy.

Meet our team

  • Jan-Willem-Muller

    Jan-Willem Muller

    Managing Partner
  • Jeroen Kelder

    Jeroen Kelder

    Managing Partner
  • Bram Snijders

    Bram Snijders

    Head of Investments
  • Maria Norman Novaes

    Maria Norman Novaes

    Head of Legal, Investment Manager
  • MONICA-PUCCETTI

    Monica Puccetti

    Head of ESG , Investment Manager
  • Olav Aagaard

    Olav Aagaard

    Technical Partner
  • Sander Verhoeven

    Sander Verhoeven

    Analyst

Advisory Board

Infinity Recycling is supported by an independent Advisory Board consisting of executives from key segments in the plastics value chain. The board provides market intelligence and strategic advice, enabling Infinity Recycling and its portfolio companies to stay ahead of the curve.

Announcement

Investment in Itero Technologies

Rotterdam, July 25th, 2022

Infinity Recycling's Circular Plastics Fund advances the fossil-free plastics economy with its latest investment

The Circular Plastics Fund (CPF) is moving apace, concluding a cornerstone investment in Itero Technologies (Itero), an advanced recycling technology firm that converts end-of-life plastic waste to tradable commodities. This is the second investment by the SFDR Article 9 “Dark Green Fund”, which backs companies scaling up proven advanced recycling technologies.

It is a growing global priority to decarbonise the economy and reduce dependency on fossil feedstocks. In addition to fostering local supply of feedstock, the circular economy is paramount to reducing the carbon footprint of plastics. The Circular Plastics Fund makes growth investments in technology companies that break surging plastic waste streams down into primary commodities, which can then be reused by the industry as inputs for new (plastic) products, enabling a circular economy in plastics.

Beyond funding, the Infinity Recycling (Infinity) team drives value by supporting portfolio companies to market their valuable products and optimise operations for impact. “Infinity's investment is recognition of the potential of Itero's technology, and it is meaningful to be working with a fund which is as dedicated to sustainability as we are at Itero.” said, Simon Hansford, Itero's CEO.

Jeroen Kelder, Infinity's Managing Partner: “Infinity's history with Itero goes back to 2019, and we have supported the company in key stages of its development. Our investment aims to accelerate the world's transition to the circular economy of plastics. Based on McKinsey & Co's 2022 report, an 8% market share of recycled polymers in the European plastics economy will require over EUR 40 billion investment. The current production of recycled polymer is negligible. We are thrilled to spearhead this crucial transition alongside Itero.”

The CPF achieved its first closing in February 2022, with strong backing from reputable investors, and is still welcoming new limited partners as the team prepares for further closings from later in the year.

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About Infinity Recycling

Infinity Recycling was established by Jan Willem Muller and Jeroen Kelder to bring a return-driven approach to sustainability. The team's experience in trading commodities and corporate finance provides considerable value to the technology companies, helping to convert valuable IP into profitable, scalable businesses. Infinity Recycling creates markets for end-of-life waste streams by investing in advanced recycling technologies. Securing suitable waste streams and managing marketing of output through pricing options and structuring steady and scaled offtake contracts puts a return-driven approach to sustainability into practice. Transforming waste into chemical feedstock enables a circular economy, and generates significant, measurable financial and environmental returns.

CIRCULAR, impactful AND PROFITABLE

Infinity Recycling creates markets for end of life waste streams by investing in advanced recycling technologies and connecting the value chain.

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