95% of plastic packaging material, with a value of $120 billion annually, is lost after its first use
Sustainable agriculture and forest protection together could deliver over $2 trillion each year in economic benefits.
Waste to Energy
Creating value from waste is a very hot topic right now and this trend is set to continue for many years to come. According to the current rate of waste generation, global waste is estimated to reach 6 million tonnes/day by 2025.
Investment is being driven by new stringent global guidelines on landfill waste. New, more efficient technologies are now shaping this market with more and more innovative solutions being designed, tested and installed.
Although traditional proven methods are still preferred by many investors, it´s only a matter of time for the new to replace the old. That change, in its own right is a huge long term opportunity.
There are numerous private equity and specialist finance companies looking to partner with the right people, ideally with proven technology, in locations where risk is very much mitigated by having long term investment grade PPAS in place. The Waste to Energy market is poised to hit $36 billion by 2024. This trend will not reverse anytime soon.
Many nations around the globe are now very advanced in achieving their targets of achieving 100% renewable energy.
National renewable energy markets are projected to continue to grow strongly in the coming decade and beyond. With that said, the opportunity to play a part in this large infrastructure play is a must have for many investors.
At least 47 nations around the world already have over 50 percent of electricity from renewable resources and that number is set to grow substantially.
The collaborative approach of the Paris Agreement provides a sound basis for long term, international cooperation on climate change which in turn supports the build-out of renewable energy generation projects and related infrastructure.
Many large energy companies do not have the necessary capital available to fund this large opportunity. This opens the door for Private Equity and other Financial Institutions.
Spain intends to increase its share of renewable energy from 17% in 2016 to 42% by 2030.
That means an increase in renewable installed capacity of 157 GW – of which wind energy accounts for 50 GW, with solar energy capacity increasing by 37GW.
Approximately 40% of waste plastic products in the US and 30% in the EU are sent to landfill.