Plastic Recycling Market

Plastic Recycling Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012 - 2016 and Opportunity Assessment; 2017 - 2027

Market Overview

Applications of recycled plastics are escalating owing to the advancements in superior recycling technologies. However, at the same time, density of waste plastic is projected to increase as well. Moreover, the modern recycling technologies are generally applicable for comparatively well defined waste streams for instance packaging waste. Packaging is called into subsistence because of the demand from manufacturers & distributors to shield their products. Generated waste plastic disposed off in different treatment facilities. Material recycling, incineration & landfills are the most common treatment facilities. Energy recovery and recycling correspond to each other. Waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities usually pull out recyclable materials such as plastics, paper & glass prior to sending non recyclable wastes to the WTE facility. WTE facilities in North America and Europe have shown higher total diversion rate from landfills and equally higher mechanical recycling rate. The most recycled plastic worldwide is post consumer PET (polyethylene terephthalate), with an improved recovery infrastructure in developed nations. The second most recycled plastic globally is post consumer polyethylene. Recycled PET and polyethylene accounted for almost 70% of total post consumer plastics recycling.

The plastic recycling market can be segmented based on plastic types that are produced commercially. Thermoset plastics and thermoplastic polymers are the two key groups that prominently exist in the plastic’s market. Polylactic acid (PLA) & polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are the two new groups of plastics derived from corn that are being used to substitute hydrocarbon-derived thermoplastics in a range of applications. Major steps concerned with post-consumer recycling include collection, sorting, cleaning, size reduction and separation. Primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary are the broad varieties of recycling and recovery methods, which primarily involves mechanical reprocessing into products with certain properties. Tertiary recycling is one of the biological recycling that is composed of biodegradable plastics.

The regional segmentation of plastic recycling market can be done on the basis of flows of plastic waste in terms of imports and exports. The major importers and exporters of plastic recycling market are China, the USA, the Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, Germany and the U.K, wherein China is the largest importing and an exporting country for waste plastics. Shortage of plastic raw material is one of the problems in China, and recycled plastics are important sources, to cover this need. The supply & demand of primary plastics are directly connected to the long term demand of waste plastic in China.

Availability of clean feedstock, coupled with increasing consumer demand, followed by stringent regulations is likely to bolster the market growth. . Dependable detectors & decision and recognition software are the major advancements in the plastic recycling technologies to increase the efficiency and productivity in the plastic recycling sector. Increase in the public awareness has encouraged local authorities and manufacturers for the development of products with recycled substance. The major restraint for plastic recycling market is recycling mixed plastic waste and collection of plastic recyclables. Implementation of policies to minimize environmental impacts can have a huge impact on recycling market. If the variety of materials were to be reorganized then efficiency of post consumer packaging recycling could be considerably increased.

Some of the major players in the plastic recycling market are B & B plastics incorporation, B. Schoenberg & corporation, PARC corporation, Omni resource recovery, Custom polymers incorporation, United plastic recycling, Coll materials/nicos polymers, Maine plastics incorporation, Norwich plastics, APC recycling, NAM polymers etc.

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

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.

Plastic Recycling Market

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  • Detailed overview of parent market
  • Changing market dynamics in the industry
  • In-depth market segmentation
  • Historical, current and projected market size in terms of volume and value
  • Recent industry trends and developments
  • Competitive landscape
  • Strategies of key players and products offered
  • Potential and niche segments, geographical regions exhibiting promising growth
  • A neutral perspective on market performance

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