Plastics Recycling: Global Markets

May 2022| PLS031D| BCC Publishing
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Report Highlights

The global market for recycled plastics is expected to grow from $28.7 billion in 2022 to $37.3 billion by 2027 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3% for the period of 2022-2027.

Report Includes

  • 259 tables
  • An up-to-date review and analysis of the global market revenue for recycled plastics and related technologies
  • Analyses of the global market trends, with data from 2020 and 2021, estimates for 2022, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2027
  • Evaluation and forecast the global plastic recycling market size in value and volumetric terms, and corresponding market share analysis by resin type, collecting location, source of waste, end-use, and geographic region
  • Latest information on major market dynamics (DROs), technology advancements, industry structure, government regulations, and other macroeconomic factors affecting the overall plastics industry
  • Highlights of emerging technology trends, opportunities and gaps estimating current and future demand for recycled plastics, and impact of COVID-19 on the progress of this market
  • Identification of companies best positioned to meet the demand for recycled plastics owing to their proprietary technologies, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances
  • Insight into recent industry structure, current competitive scenario, R&D activities, new product development, and company value share analysis based on their segmental revenues
  • Profile descriptions of the leading industry players, including Indorama Ventures, LyondellBasell, Teijin, JK Plastics, ACI Plastics and Phoenix Technologies LP

Report Scope

For the purposes of this report, the term “recycling” refers to the removal of products from the waste stream for use (not including incineration or energy recovery). Any secondary use or reuse of the material is assumed to have already taken place. The term “recovery” includes all disposal methods except land disposal—for example, recycling, incineration, waste-to-energy (WTE).

Below we have mentioned a few technical terms which we will be used multiple times in the report.

  • The term “chemical recycling” will be used to describe the return to chemical units originally used to make resins. Nylon can be depolymerized to caprolactam.
  • The term “feedstock recycling” will be used to denote the process of decomposing plastics to a mix of organic chemicals, some used in the manufacture of plastics and some not. Feedstock recycling products are more akin to the raw materials used to produce plastics (e.g., petroleum, natural gas).
  • Mechanical recycling methods include those that involve physical modifications to the recovered plastic only, such as separation, grinding and classifying.

This report will be concerned with activities in four regions: North America, Europe, Asia, and the Rest of the World (Rest of the World). All figures are reported to the nearest million dollars or million lbs. Growth rates given are compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for the period 2022-2027. All value figures noted are in constant 2020 U.S. dollars.

The market data in the tables of this report covers only post-consumer plastics. Post-industrial plastics are not included.

This report is divided into several sections as given below-

  • The Introductory section summarizes the study’s goals and objectives, the reasons for doing the study and scopes. The Summary and Highlights section provides a summary of estimates and forecasts of the global plastics recycling market for 2020-2027, and it highlights the largest and fastest-growing markets and important trends.
  • The Overview section describes the manufacture of plastics, the major types of plastics used and how plastics are disposed of after use, and it provides a summary of recycling methods.
  • The Market Dynamics chapter lays special emphasis on the drivers, restraints, and opportunities. It describes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it features a value chain analysis as well as a Porter’s analysis.
  • The Sources section describes existing markets by product source. Recycled waste products include bottles, vehicles, carpet, and electronics. This section covers topics such as the amount of plastic annually collected and recycled from these sources. When possible, it offers a prediction regarding the probable growth rate over the next five years.
  • Further chapters also look at plastics recycling by resin and collecting location. Summarizing the sources and end uses for recycled materials that are available. Most recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) comes from PET bottles, and the main end market for recycled PET bottle resin is fibers.
  • The Global Market section also profiles products made with recycled plastics, including applications such as plastic lumber and plastic composites (e.g., wood, fibers, cement, glass). Products are covered separately, and they may be made from plastic from a combination of sources. Wood/fiber plastic composites may be made from several different resin types, each possibly derived from several different products.
  • After the global market sections, there will be four chapters that discuss the regional plastics recycling markets: North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World.
  • The Company Profiles section lists relevant organizations and companies.
  • The Appendix provides definitions of abbreviations and acronyms.


Market values and volumes have specific measurements, as described below:

  • Market values are measured at the level of plastic recycled, such as the values of recycled resin pellets.
  • Market volumes by end use or application are measured at the levels of both the amount of plastic available for recycling and the amount of plastic that is recycled.
  • Market volumes by source of waste (e.g., bottles, films) are measured at the level of the amount of plastic available for recycling.
  • Market volume is segmented by resin types of waste (e.g., PET, PE) and measured at the level of the amount of plastic available for recycling.

Analyst Credentials

BCC Publishing Staff comprises expert analysts who are skilled in conducting primary research, secondary research and data analysis and have decades of combined experience covering a wide range of industries, including healthcare, advanced materials and emerging technologies. Collectively, the team represents a diverse set of educational achievements with individual graduate work completed in fields such as microbiology, electrical engineering, business administration and surgery, among others.

Table of Contents & Pricing

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Title/Chapter NamePagesPrice Member Price
Full Report: Plastics Recycling: Global Markets385 $5,500 Free
Chapter- 1: Introduction13Free DownloadFree
Chapter- 2: Summary and Highlights2$250Free
Chapter- 3: Overview of Plastics Recycling15$215Free
Chapter- 4: Market Dynamics10$144Free
Chapter- 5: Global Market Analysis by Type of Resin19$273Free
Chapter- 6: Global Market Analysis by Collection Location4$57Free
Chapter- 7: Global Market Analysis by Source22$316Free
Chapter- 8: Global Market Analysis by Industry23$330Free
Chapter- 9: Global Market Analysis by Region250$3,590Free
Chapter- 10: Company Profiles25$359Free
Chapter- 11: Appendix: Acronyms2$29Free
Published - Sep-2020| Analyst - Jason Chen| Code - PLS031C

Report Highlights

The global market for plastic recycling should grow from $26.5 billion in 2020 to $34.4 billion by 2025 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% for the forecast period of 2020-2025.

Report Includes

  • 101 data tables
  • Comprehensive overview of the global markets for plastics recycling within the industry
  • Analyses of the global market trends, with data corresponding to market size for 2019, estimates for 2020, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2025
  • Assessment of market potential for recycled plastics, revenue forecast in dollar value terms and market volumes on the basis of resin type, source of waste, end use, application sector and geographical region
  • Country specific data and analysis of China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, France, U.K., Spain, U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and South Africa
  • Latest information on major market drivers, opportunities and challenges, industry chain structure, regulatory and environmental updates, macroeconomic trends, and technological advancements that are affecting the overall marketplace
  • Identification of companies best-positioned to meet the global plastics recycling market demand owing to their proprietary technologies, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances
  • Competitive landscape of the leading companies encompassing their successful marketing strategies, key contribution, and recent developments
  • Company profiles of market leading participants, including CarbonLITE, Kunststoffrecycling Ges.m.b.H, LyondellBasell, MBA Polymers Inc., MTM Plastics GmbH, Montello S.p.A., Teijin, Recycled Plastics UK and Shakti Plastics Industries
Published - Dec-2018| Analyst - Jason Chen| Code - PLS031B

Report Highlights

The global market for plastics recycling should grow from $25.3 billion in 2018 to $33.8 billion by 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% for the period of 2018-2023.

Report Includes

  • 96 data tables
  • An overview of the global markets for plastic recycling
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2017, 2018, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2023
  • Discussion on the history and current state of plastic recycling market, and future trends
  • Insight into the government regulations and targets of the plastic recycling industry
  • Company profiles of the industry including JK Plastics Pty. Ltd., PET Recycling Company (PETCO), LyondellBasell, Geo-Tech Polymers, Phoenix Technologies International, LLC and MBA Polymers Inc.
Published - Feb-2005| Analyst - Laura Sharp| Code - PLS031A

Report Highlights

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global markets for plastic recycling
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2017, 2018, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2023
  • Coverage of history and current state of plastic recycling market
  • Insight into the government regulations and targets of the Plastic Recycling industry
  • Analyses of the company profiles of the industry
Plastics Recycling: Global Markets

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