Circular Economy ETF

ISIN: IE0001J5A2T9

  • Exposure to companies, driving the innovation in resource efficiency
  • Invest in the current leaders of sustainable production and recycling
  • 0.4% TER
  • An ETF with an environmental objective (SFDR Article 9)

Risks of a Circular Economy ETF: You may lose money up to the total loss of your investment due to the Main Risk Factors, such as Industry or Sector Concentration Risk and Liquidity Risks described below, in the KIID and in the sales prospectus. Evolving of the market not guaranteed.

Our take-make-waste economy consumes almost 100 billion tons of materials a year and wastes over 90% of those1. Over 70% of global waste is still being disposed of in landfills, 33% of it managed through “open dumping”2. VanEck’s Circular Economy UCITS ETF invests in companies at the forefront of planet’s battle with waste by enabling recycling and reuse-related solutions and producing goods from recycled materials.

1 Circularity Gap Report 2022


New Economic Model

Circular Economy does not only help the planet, but can also carry tangible economic benefits for companies that implement resource-efficient productions. British Metals Recycling Association estimates that using steel scrap in the production process reduces carbon emissions by 58% and saves 72% of the energy compared to production from raw resources. At the same time, recycled aluminium and copper require 95% and 85% less energy respectively, compared to primary material production.

Circular Economy also offers opportunities for companies willing to adjust their supply chain or contribute resource-efficient services and raw materials for production. Such activities are not limited to recycling itself, but can also include sustainable design, sourcing, usage optimization as well as platforms enabling reuse and redistribution of goods.

Access to Contributors Through Circular Economy ETF

Through investment in companies, active in the fields of Waste Management, Water Purification and Treatment, Biofuels, and Services and Goods related to recirculated materials and products, the VanEck Circular Innovators UCITS ETF aims to provide exposure to companies contributing to various forms resource efficiency. Below you can find examples of companies comprising the Circular Economy ETF by VanEck.

Darling Ingredients Inc. collects and recycles animal processing by-products and used restaurant cooking oil. The Company also provides grease trap collection services to restaurants. Darling processes such raw materials into finished products such as tallow, meat and bone meal, and yellow grease for sale in the United States and overseas.

VanEck Circular Economy UCITS ETF

ISIN: IE0001J5A2T9

  • In a single trade, access resource efficiency contributors
  • The Circular Economy ETF by VanEck presents access the new economic model
  • Invest in a cleaner planet via a Circular Economy ETF
  • The Fund is diversified across at least 25 companies
  • Relatively low costs at 0.4% TER

Risk indication: 7 out of 7

Lower risk: Typically lower reward

Higher risk: Typically higher reward

Main Risk Factors of a Circular Economy ETF


Exists when a particular financial instrument is difficult to purchase or sell. If the relevant market is illiquid, it may not be possible to initiate a transaction or liquidate a position at an advantageous or reasonable price, or at all. This is a factor to consider when investing in a Circular Economy ETF.

For more information on risks, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the relevant Fund’s prospectus, available on

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