Sphere of Ecology

Complex outsourcing of waste management processes for companies and enterprises

Sphere of Ecology is a Russian operator specializing in implementation and optimization of separate waste collection at enterprises and offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

The company has been successfully operating in the corporate waste management market for over 11 years.

In 2017, the company entered into a long-term package contract with Odintsovo Confectionery Factory (a part of Mars Group), under which it implemented an in-house system of separate waste collection, processing and transfer for disposal.

In 2021, Sphere of Ecology was transferred to Green Vector Capital.

Market potential

About 70 million tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) is generated in Russia every year. Just 10% of it is recycled. However, 70% of waste can be recycled into materials used in production of new things.
The key reason for the low recycling figures is lack of a countrywide separate waste collection system in Russia.
According to the Ecology national project, by 2024 up to 60% of trash must be managed and up to 36% of waste must be recycled. By 2030, 100% of waste must be sorted in the country.
These goals pave the way for manifold growth of separate waste collection services for companies and enterprises in Russia.

Sphere of Ecology is servicing companies from more than 15 sectors including manufacturing, property development, retail, hospitality, restaurant and other industries.

Its major client base counts over 250 big companies, including MARS, PwC, Raiffeisenbank, Marriott, WWF, Nike, Leroy Merlin, and H&M. The company has received over 9,800 tonnes of recyclable waste over the period of cooperation with major brands.

Not only do Sphere of Ecology’s solutions allow its clients to cut waste management costs by 40% on average, but they also help them implement ESG and sustainable development principles.

In the coming years, the company will continue developing as an operator providing complex services on corporate waste disposal. Developing a project on organic waste recycling will be the most promising business line to scale up the company business.

The company’s competitive edge:

  • A possibility to organize a full waste management cycle for a big manufacturing enterprise.
  • The company’s own site for sorting municipal solid waste (MSW) and a special vehicle fleet.
  • Professional environmental assessment (environmental audit, assessment of the client’s waste management system with optimization suggestions and carbon footprint calculation).
  • Licenses for treatment, disposal and transportation of hazardous waste.
  • Long-term contracts with leading brands, such as Mars, and Nestle.

 

Key facts

Sector Waste management for companies and enterprises
Production capacity 9,800 tonnes of recyclable waste
Technical basis The company’s own site for sorting municipal solid waste (MSW) and a special vehicle fleet
Partners 45+ waste recycling companies
Biggest clients Mars, Nestle, Raiffeisenbank, H&M, L’Oréal
Revenue RUB 120 million in 2020