Investing for Impact with Rob Kaplan, CEO of Circulate Capital – Ocean Impact Podcast

December 30, 2020

It’s well reported that plastic pollution leakage is a dire problem across South and South East Asia. A lack of infrastructure, education and coordinated corporate responsibility and policy has hindered effective attempts to contain the burgeoning tide of plastic products and packaging introduced to diverse cultures.

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Circulate Capital invests to scale India’s circular economy for plastic waste – offers powerful blueprint to build back stronger 

December 15, 2020

Circulate Capital Invests to Scale India’s Circular Economy for Plastic Waste – Offers Powerful Blueprint to Build Back Stronger

Scaling and transforming India’s waste management and recycling value chain with catalytic capital

CCOF’s new portfolio companies are leading waste management and recycling companies that are disrupting the value chain in India.

​In concert, this portfolio aims to materially improve the industry by driving scale to address key systemic gaps and pain points within the waste ecosystem, such as fragmentation, lack of traceability and low quality of recycled materials through three key innovation strategies:

  • Scaling upcycling to transform waste into value
  • Scaling digitization
  • Scaling collection and sorting in collaboration with cities

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Circulate Capital | Rob Kaplan | Impact Investing on India’s Bending the Lines Podcast

December 15, 2020

This episode on impact investing features Rob Kaplan, the founder and CEO of Circulate Capital, an impact focussed investment management firm. Rob has two decades of experience in corporate sustainability and impact investing. In this episode, Rob walks us through his journey of impact investing and what drives him to do what he does. He talks about the goals of Circulate Capital, their focus, and their portfolio in India while describing how the startup impact ecosystem has shaped up in the last few years. Given his extensive experience, he also has an important message for all the impact based entrepreneurs.

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Circulate Capital Investment Portfolio Spotlight: Dalmia Polypro

December 10, 2020

Mumbai, India: Dalmia Polypro Industries (Dalmia) is a market-leading, sustainbility-focused plastic recycling company that produces high-quality recycled materials from local PET and Polyolefin waste for reuse in fashion, consumer and industrial packaging applications. 

With a strong focus on innovation and technology, the company is well-positioned to lead the way in the development of food-grade applications in the market. 

Investment announced December 2020.

Circulate Capital Investment Portfolio Spotlight: Ricron

December 10, 2020

Gujarat, India: Deeya Panel Products (Ricron Panels) converts multi-layer plastic waste into high-quality materials for furniture, building and construction applications.

Through an innovative proprietary process, Ricron offers an alternative to common building materials, such as plywood, by providing quality recycled materials that are high performing, cost-effective and. provide long-term utility to the building and construction industry.

Investment announced December 2020

Circulate Capital Investment Portfolio Spotlight: Recykal

December 10, 2020

Hyderabad, India: Rapidue Technologies (Recykal), India’s first waste-commerce (w-commerce) company, provides end-to-end digital solutions that connect waste generators, processors, recyclers and brand owners as well as facilitate material flows and transactions across the waste management and recycling value chain.

Their suite of services includes a digital Marketplace, Smart Centre Solutions, and an extended producer responsibility (EPR) management solution, EPR Solutions.

Investment announced December 2020

Circulate Capital Investment Portfolio Spotlight: Srichakra

December 10, 2020

Hyderabad, India: Srichakra Polyplast (India) Pvt Ltd (Srichakra) is a leading technology-driven plastic recycling company that has pioneered the recycling process to create high quality recycled PET and Polyolefin flakes and granules, helping brand-owners reduce their use of virgin plastic.

The company has achieved many firsts for the industry, from introducing automation to the plastic recycling process in 2010 to the development of one of the first bottle-to-bottle process and production facilities in India.

Investment announced December 2020

Circulate Capital Investment Portfolio Spotlight: Lucro

December 10, 2020

Mumbai, India: Lucro Plastecycle Private Limited (Lucro) is a homegrown Indian manufacturer that specialises in recycling difficult-to-manage flexible plastic packaging for use in its own manufacturing and for sale as high-quality commodities to other facilities across the country.

Lucro focuses on films and flexible plastic that many others ignore because they believe there is inherent, untapped value that can be realised by turning plastic waste into valuable products.

Their trademark Plast-E-Cycle™ process sets new standards for the industry, as they buy back and recycle flexible plastic from manufacturers, retailers, distributors, scrap aggregators and waste pickers, thereby closing the loop in plastic usage.

Investment announced: April 2020

Major plastic recycler, Dalmia Polypro Industries (Dalmia), receives funding from Circulate Capital to strengthen India’s circular economy

December 10, 2020

With the fund infusion, Dalmia, whose high-quality products are used by global fashion and leading consumer brands, aims to triple its recycling capacity by 2025

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Our Portfolio’s Impact on the Value Chain

December 10, 2020

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Our Portfolio’s Impact on India

December 10, 2020

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Circulate Capital Investment Portfolio Spotlight: NEPRA

November 18, 2020

Nepra Waste Management Pvt Ltd (Nepra) is India’s largest dry waste management company specialising in the collection, segregation, processing and recycling of municipal dry waste, including plastic.

By combining a people-centric approach, with technology-driven processes and solid infrastructure, Nepra offers an integrated, efficient and scalable waste management solution that connects all stakeholders along the value chain.

As the largest collector and processor of dry waste in India, they supply high-quality sorted recyclables recovered from waste to recyclers and manufacturers for reuse in the circular economy.