Circular Plastics Service

Moving to a Circular Economy

Comprehensive Analytics and Insight for the Linear to Circular Transition of the Plastics Value Chain.
The plastics industry’s transition to a circular ecosystem is at a critical stage, and global headwinds abound. Decarbonization, energy transition, evolving regulations, rapid technological advancements, and shifting consumer preferences all contribute to disruptions throughout the value chain. Successfully implementing actionable strategies requires an in-depth understanding of the complexities of an evolving industry.

The Circular Plastics Service can help.

Moving to a Circular Economy for Plastics

Industry participants across the plastics value chain struggle to transition away from the ‘produce, use and dispose’ linear model that has produced massive quantities of plastic waste. Companies now strive to design and use products and packaging to extract maximum value by keeping materials in use as long as possible and recovering and regenerating valuable materials at each end of use.

This transition is particularly complex amidst the broad, long-term energy transition shifts and the near-term ebb and flow of the plastics industry business cycle. It raises the plastics demand risk profile and challenges balancing emissions with the structural changes needed for a successful transition.

Chart Your Course in the Evolving Chemicals Landscape

The Circular Plastics Service is designed to provide plastics stakeholders with critical insight into the complex transition underway by preparing a broad spectrum of interdependent, forward-looking content encompassing the Circular Plastics Ecosystem.

Key Service Parameter


Annual projections to 2050

Region Coverage

Global coverage with 10 region breakdowns

Chemical Coverage

Polyolefins (HDPE, LLDPE, LDPE, PP), PET, PVC, PS and EPS


Scenarios that explore assumptions that drive the pace of transition

Deep Insights

Insights that explore the disruptors that impede progress

Actionable Strategies

Insights into the levers that stakeholders can employ to implement actionable strategies and gain a competitive position


Your Comprehensive Source of Data, Analytics, and Insights
Supported by a Dedicated Team of Experts.

In addition to our extensive platform of analytical reports, databases, and models, we deliver periodic updates via webinars, white papers, and market summaries. Our dedicated team helps you connect the dots within the seemingly disparate world of circular plastics with consistent contact, guiding you through this maze of information and empowering you to develop actionable strategies. The result? Informed decision-making for a successful circular economy journey.

This empowers you to:

  • Gain confidence with insights on technology, supply/demand, and price/margin
  • Anticipate the timing and impact on feedstocks during the plastics transition
  • Identify potential disruptions that may impede progress, including those arising from competitor actions
  • Assess collaboration possibilities and investment opportunities to strengthen your competitive position
  • Improve the ability to anticipate unintended consequences of regulations and policies along the entire value chain
  • Anticipate infrastructure scaling and policy impacts.
  • Gain an understanding of the role policy will play in reshaping plastics economics.
  • Address implications of carbon intensity and the impact on future capital investments within the context of energy transition and carbon valuation.
  • Gain visibility into the interplay between production and recycling economics, emissions, and resources
  • Evaluate industry progress to meet voluntary and mandatory targets
  • Assess the relative value propositions of competing plastics recycling technologies

Who Should Use This Service?


Service Insight and Analytics

A summary report summarizing key developments from all modules across the circular plastics landscape focusing on “What Has Changed” during the prior period as well as periodic podcasts and focus pieces.

Frequency/Format: Quarterly

A comprehensive, global policy database of Plastics Regulatory, Policy, and ESG activity with accompanying insight.

Frequency/Format: Monthly Updates

Scenario demand modeling, visualization, and insight for virgin and mechanically recycled plastics with regional and end-use segmentation

Frequency/Format: Updated twice per year

Scenario modeling and insight for collection and disposition of plastic waste via landfill, incineration, mechanical recycling, and chemical recycling. Analyses of plastics waste supply including categories, volumes, specifications & quality requirements.

Frequency/Format: Updated twice per year

Technology scanning and scenario-based economic modeling for recycling technologies. Database of recyclers’ capacities, alliances, inputs & outputs, and facilities commercialization progress.

Frequency/Format: Realtime database updates with scenario updates twice per year

Scenario-based modeling and insight to evaluate the economics and emissions for circular plastics production compared to the incumbent, fossil-based linear model for producing plastics.

Frequency/Format: Updated twice per year

Strategic conclusions derived from the detailed study analyses targeted at identifying risks, investment opportunities, infrastructure needs, and recommended positioning & actions for industry participants.

Frequency/Format: Updated twice per year


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