Investment opportunity for UK recycling projects

UK recycling projects are being invited to meet the Green Investment Bank (GIB) at RWM 2015 at the NEC in September. Developers of projects will have the opportunity to discuss their business propositions with the team who represent one of the largest investors in UK waste infrastructure. The GIB are working to demonstrate that investment is possible in projects that are both green and profitable. Its investment team has deployed both debt and equity into challenging and innovative financial structures, giving it a thorough understanding of the current financial landscape for waste and recycling investments.

The bank are seeking projects that require between £5m-£50m of funding for capital investment in infrastructure that will help increase UK recycling rates.

Chris Holmes, Managing Director of Waste and Bioenergy at the Green Investment Bank, said:  “The UK has made great progress in diverting waste away from landfill, but its recycling sector faces challenges in the shape of volatile commodity prices, global competition and the continued evolution of the supply chain. The first barrier many developers of recycling projects face when raising finance can be securing open and honest feedback from an experienced investor. Our event is designed to provide them with exactly that.”

Projects working on any UK waste material stream are invited to contact GIB, from alloys to aggregates to high-grade office paper to low-grade mixed plastics, provided:

  • The project is based on proven technology (i.e. not a first-of-its-kind, venture capital investment)
  • The project is at a stage of development where it is ready to start conversations with external investors
  • The project is based in the UK

Anyone interested in talking to GIB about their recycling project at RWM 2015 needs to fill out an application form and return it by Wednesday 2nd September. 

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