The Most Transparent
Plastic Recovery Solution

UpCircle provides the most transparent plastic recovery solution by implementing its AI tracking platform along the  plastic recycling value chain.

Remove as much plastic waste as you create,
or more.

Full Transparency for Sustainability Reporting

UpCircle ensures full transparency along the entire plastic recovery chain. Collection and processing are tracked with our advanced AI tools. With UpCircle, you can directly verify your company’s sustainability impact in your personalized dashboard.

Carve Sustainability Into Your Brand

Looking for credible impact stories to distinguish you from the pack? Our communications team is passionate about the impact the UpCircle process generates and would love to help you communicate yours.


We verify the collection and processing of plastic by utilizing the latest computer vision technology developed at ETH Zurich.

Detecting plastic debris from various sources is our engineer’s daily bread and butter. Recognizing, quantifying and handling waste is a great challenge we are willing to solve. Our robust tech allows for verification of recycling activities in waste management facilities. Developed at ETH, we are proud to combine custom-built AI methods with state-of-the-art sensing technology.

Waste Identification
Our custom computer vision pipeline classifies all the relevant types of waste for further processing.
Quality Control
We make sure that the plastic waste is clean enough for further processing.
Developed in collaboration with:

The UpCircle Difference

UpCircle’s digital platform enables easy tracking of plastic waste. We start with the cleanup and keep track of items during processing. This means that every piece of plastic collected for you is verified with our technology.
Plastic Analytics

Our recycling partners plastic flows are monitored with our AI tools that helps them process the plastic more efficiently and maintain quality standards

Plastic Sorting

Our plastic sorting robot can detect varius kinds of plastics and sort them automatically and therefore increases processing capacity.

Data Immutability

Our technological process in the sorting facilities ensures that every piece of plastic gets tracked for credible plastic compensation.

Out of 400 million tons annually produced plastic, only


of plastic waste gets recycled globally


ends in the environment or non-sustainable processing

In collaboration with our partners, we collect and process plastic waste from the environment

We keep an eye on every piece of plastic.

We enable sustainable processing of the waste - achieving true circularity.

Out of 400 million tons annually produce plastic, only 14% of plastic gets recycled globally

86% ends in the environment or non-sustainable processing

In collaboration with our partners, we collect and process plastic waste from the environment

We keep an eye on every piece of plastic.

We enable sustainable processing of the waste - achieving true circularity.

The Dashboard Reveals Every Recycled Piece of Plastic

We verify every piece of plastic before it gets recycled and make it accessible in the dashboard. We include all relevant metrics in a certificate that you can download and use for your ESG reporting.

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Three steps

Become plastic neutral

Our team will guide you through the process of becoming plastic neutral.

1: Plastic Footprint Audit

Our team of experts provides a comprehensive analysis of plastic emissions.

2: Reduce Plastic Footprint

Define, where in the world you want your plastic to be removed. You can choose a mix between local and international plastic collection.

3: Compensate

We start collecting the plastic and certify your commitment.

4: Certification

We certify your commitment.

Get Started

Your Journey to Plastic Neutrality

The key steps for you to join the circular economy with UpCircle.

Plastic Footprint Audit

The process begins by raising awareness regarding your company's plastic footprint. This will help you understand where changes are needed, and where your focused attention brings the greatest impact.

Set Goals and Reduce

Set plastic footprint reduction goals. Consider your values and mission and set SMART goals to take action today. We are here to help you with our expertise.

Compensate and reach net-zero

Compensate for unavoidable plastic use. Some activities are essential to fulfill your organization's goals. Offsetting helps you fulfill your goals while protecting our planet.

Tell the World

Become a thought leader and guide the way towards net-zero. Show your commitment to the larger community and encourage others to partake in our mission towards a truly circular economy.

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UpCircle in the News

Hear more from our CTO Fidel and our partner project Autonomous River Cleanup how together with our Partner Microsoft for Startups, we help drive towards more sustainable practices.

The Latests News about UpCircle

Stay up to date with the latest developments for a plastic free nature
Allegra Passugger Partnership

Allegra|Passugger joins the UpCircle network of responsible plastic recoverers

Every kilogram counts

Choose your plastic recovery package for a plastic-free nature
One-Time Action
CHF 2.00 / kg

of recoverd plastic

Perfect for your event or personal plastic compensation

Certification badge guaranteeing your impact
  • Certificate verifying your impact
  • Fully traceable and verified item list
  • Basic storytelling package
  • Email support
Most Popular
Annual Compensation
CHF 2.00 / kg

of recovered plastic

Stand out. Compensate your use of plastic from business activities.

Everything in one-time, plus..
  • Impact tracker for website
  • Advanced traceable and verified item list
  • 1:1 onboarding session
Custom Plan
Get a tailored recovery plan

Demonstrate your commitment to climate action today.

Everything in annual, plus..
  • Counseling and assessment of plastic footprint
  • Support for reaching your CSR/ESG targets

The Team

Hendrik Kolvenbach
CEO & Co-Founder
Adrian Ensmenger
COO & Co-Founder
Fidel Esquivel
CTO & Co-Founder
Nishendra Singh
Front-End Developer
Aravind Edamanakunnel
Plastic Economics Specialist
Jonas Pohlmann
Head of Product

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