Kirkbi, which oversees about $20 billion in assets on behalf of the family behind toymaker Lego, is looking for at least one new plastic project to invest in this year. That’s after first testing the market in 2020 with its purchase of a stake in Quantafuel AS, a Norwegian company that transforms old plastic into energy. Al Jazeera reports that in an interview, Chief Investment Officer Thomas Lau Schleicher singled out plastic waste as a key focus area for the fund but said it’s also looking at ideas such as “new technology for producing alternatives to plastic”. The company, which makes almost 100,000 tons of plastic bricks each year, is independently trying to develop a product using renewable, plant-based materials, such as sugar cane.