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Paper Recycling Market

Market Insights on Paper Recycling covering sales outlook, demand forecast & up-to-date key trends

Paper Recycling Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013 - 2017 and Opportunity Assessment; 2018 - 2028

Introduction and Need of the Product

Increasing urbanization and middle class population with surge in literacy rates to propel the demand for paper recycling

Paper recycling is becoming a vital constituent of modern life due to ever-expanding urbanization along with a surge in literacy rates as the middle class population rises in the developing economies. Paper recycling is gaining traction owing to the increasing concern over depleting environmental resources.

Future Market Insights recent study suggests that more than 35% of the paper raw material demand in countries such as India and China are fulfilled by the recovered paper. India imports a lot of recovered paper to meet its domestic demand due to lack of waste paper collection and segregation channels in the country. FMI Research shows that increasing demand for paper-based packaging products in the food and industrial markets will also brighten the future prospects of paper recycling business in the next few years.. In addition to this, it also highlights the features such as-

  • Excellent convenience for carrying and storing products
  • Increasing output with the same workforce
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • Resilience and adaptability to business disruptions
  • Enhanced performance and cost effectiveness
  • Customer experience
  • Proper collection and segregation systems
  • Employee experience
  • Revenue and profit growth
  • Business model innovation

To reach potential outcomes, organizations are investing in intelligent and innovative technologies to assist the paper recycling process.

For instance, in September 2022, Huhtamaki and Stora Enso joined forces to launch a new paper cup recycling initiative, The Cup Collective. The programme, which is the first of its kind in Europe, aims to recycle and capture the value of used paper cups on an industrial scale. Initially the programme will be implemented across the Benelux. With the aim of setting new standards for paper cup collection and recycling in Europe, The Cup Collective has issued an open invitation for partners from across the supply chain to get involved in working towards a systemic European solution.

Increasing urbanization and middle class population with surge in literacy rates in the developing countries such as India, China, and Brazil will create the huge demand for paper products such as newsprint, packaging, and writing paper. Also, changing consumer preferences towards convenient packaging solutions along with sustainability in mind will diminish the demand for plastic packaging and hence fuel the paper and paperboard industry.

Despite being highly recyclable material, PET material is not yet recycled more than 30% of its annual consumption. Growing concern towards polymer-based products will not only diminish its future prospects but simultaneously increase the demand for paper and paperboard which is fully bio-degradable in nature. Recycling of paper has become a major trend in the paper and paper board industry, primarily due to unavailability or scarcity of the raw material. Recycled paper is the major source of the raw material for most of paper mills in the developing as well as developed countries.

Recycling of paper not only saves more and more natural resources but also saves lots of manufacturing expenses. Primary application for the recycled paper are the newsprint paper, printing & writing paper, and packaging products.

More than 35% of the paper raw material demand in the countries such as India and China are fulfilled by the recovered paper. India imports a lot of recovered paper to meet its domestic demand due to lack of waste paper collection and segregation channels in the country.

Increasing demand of the paper-based packaging products in the food and industrial markets will also brighten the future prospects of paper recycling business in the next few years. Packaging waste, if not recycled, may pollute the environment and create serious health problems.

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Paper Recycling Market: Market Dynamics

Paper recycling market has witnessed significant growth in the last few years due to increasing concern over depleting environmental resources. The demand for recycled paper is increasing at a CAGR of more than 7-8% annually in the developing countries.

Major challenges in the paper recycling market is the high cost of machinery, inefficient waste paper collection and segregation system, and high competition from the international players.

Primary focus of the local paper recyclers is to establish proper collection and segregation systems to facilitate the collection of the waste paper in the region. Leading recycling companies are establishing automatic and highly efficient recycling systems to curb high manufacturing cost and eliminate labor intensive operations by automating the existing process.

There are lots of opportunities in the paper recycling market in the developing countries such as China because it is the leading importer of the waste paper in the world. This scenario could be reversed by the increase in domestic production of the recovered paper in the country.

Paper Recycling Market: Regional Overview

On the basis of region, the Paper Recycling market is segmented into seven regions which include North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Japan. Approximately more than 57 million tons of paper is collected in the Europe for recycling activities.

And the collection rate is steadily increasing, exceeding 50% every year. Also, more than 50% of the raw material demand in the Europe is fulfilled by the recycled paper. Newsprint, followed by packaging products, is the largest end use application of the recycled paper.

Paper recycling market is growing but at a slower rate in developed regions than developing ones. Asia-Pacific and Latin America region has high potential for paper recycling market because of the lower paper recycling rates in the region along with the low penetration of the paper recycling companies in the region. Governments in countries such as India and China are also supporting paper recyclers to protect natural resources from depletion and increase recycling rates in the region.

In MEA region, UAE and Saudi Arabia will soon ban plastic packaging products which will create the high demand for paper packaging products in the region. Escalating demand will also boost the demand for recycled paper in the region.

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Paper Recycling Market: Market Players

Some of the key players in the Paper Recycling market are Hanna Paper Recycling, Inc., International Paper Company, DS Smith Recycling Holding B.V., Waste Management Inc., WestRock Company, WM Recycle America, LLC, Sonoco Recycling LLC, Caraustar Industries, Inc., Pratt Industries, Inc., Saica Group, Ricova Recycling.

The research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data, and statistically supported and industry-validated market data.

It also contains projections using a suitable set of assumptions and methodologies. The research report provides analysis and information according to market segments such as geographies, application, and industry.

The report covers exhaust analysis on

  • Market Segments
  • Market Dynamics
  • Market Size
  • Supply & Demand
  • Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies involved
  • Technology
  • Value Chain
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Regional analysis includes

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico. Brazil)
  • Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, U.K, Spain)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand)
  • Japan
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, S. Africa, Northern Africa)

The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain.

The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

Paper Recycling Market: Market Segmentation

Paper Recycling Market Segmentation: By Source of Collection

  • Industries
  • Offices
  • Households

Paper Recycling Market Segmentation: By Application

  • Newsprint Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Writing & Printing Paper
  • Packaging Products

Paper Recycling Market Segmentation: By Collection & Segregation Channel

  • Kerb-side Pick-up
  • Paper Bank Collection
  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Collection

Paper Recycling Market Segmentation: By End Use Industries

  • Food & beverages
  • Retail
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Printing & Paper
  • Building & Construction
  • Others

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