Advanced Recycling Technologies Market - A Global and Regional Analysis: Focus on End User, Technology, Product Type, and Region - Analysis and Forecast, 2022-2031

Mar 2023| BIS747A| BIS Research

Report Highlights

Global Advanced Recycling Technologies Market to Reach $9,339.7 Million by 2031

Market Segmentation:

Segmentation 1: by End User

  • Food and Beverage Packaging
  • Non-Food Packaging
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Infrastructure and Construction
  • Automotive
  • Others

Among different end-users, food and beverage packaging is expected to be the largest application during the forecast period (2022-2031).

Segmentation 2: by Technology

  • Pyrolysis/ Cracking
  • Gasification
  • Depolymerization
  • Microwave
  • Others

In 2021, pyrolysis/ cracking technology held the largest share in the global advanced recycling technologies market and is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period (2022-2031).

Segmentation 3: by Product Type

  • Naphtha
  • Heavy Gas Oil
  • Wax Residue
  • Others

In 2021, naphtha held the largest share in the global advanced recycling technologies market and is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period (2022-2031).

Segmentation 4: by Region

  • North America - U.S., Canada, and Mexico
  • Europe - Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Rest-of-Europe
  • China
  • U.K.
  • Asia-Pacific and Japan - Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, and Rest-of-Asia-Pacific and Japan
  • Rest-of-the-World - South America, and Middle East and Africa

In the global advanced recycling technologies market, Europe dominates the market due to the presence of several leading companies, such as Plastic Energy, Brightmark, Quantafuel ASA, and many more, along with strict government regulations.

Recent Developments in the Global Advanced Recycling Technologies Market

  • In August 2022, Cyclyx International, a subsidiary of Agilyx, announced the opening of a new plastics testing laboratory in Portsmouth, the U.S. This strategy enabled the company to enhance its recycle process testing capacity and expand the types of waste plastic waste range to be recycled with the use of company’s recycling technology.
  • In November 2022, Honeywell and Egypt's Environ Adapt for Recycling Industries signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance plastic recycling in the country. The joint efforts of the two organizations would examine the creation of Egypt's first chemical recycling facility, which would feature cutting-edge Honeywell technology and be able to recycle waste plastic into useful recycled polymer feedstock (RPF).
  • In July 2022, Carbios collaborated with Salomon, On, PUMA, and Patagonia to develop solutions that improve the recyclability and circularity of their products. Carbios and the four businesses are also expected to conduct research into the recycling of products, create take-back strategies for used polyester items, including sorting and deconstruction technologies, and compile information on fiber-to-fiber recycling and circularity models.

Demand - Drivers and Limitations

The following are the demand drivers for the global advanced recycling technologies market:

  • Rising Consumer Awareness about the Need for Recycling Plastic
  • Implementation of Landfill Fueling Restrictions
  • Increasing Demand for New Plastic Products

The market is expected to face some limitations as well due to the following challenges:

  • Challenges in Collecting and Sorting Recyclable Materials
  • High Price of Advanced Recycled Plastics

How can this report add value to an organization?

Product/Innovation Strategy: The product segment helps the reader understand the different product types and technology involved in the production of advanced recycling technologies. Moreover, the study provides the reader with a detailed understanding of the global advanced recycling technologies market based on the end user (food and beverage, packaging, non-food packaging, consumer electronics, infrastructure, and construction, automotive, and others).

Growth/Marketing Strategy: The global advanced recycling technologies market has seen major development by key players operating in the market, such as business expansions, partnerships, collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. The favored strategy for the companies has been product developments, business expansions, and acquisitions to strengthen their position in the global advanced recycling technologies market.

Competitive Strategy: Key players in the global advanced recycling technologies market analyzed and profiled in the study involve advanced recycling technologies manufacturers and the overall ecosystem. Moreover, a detailed competitive benchmarking of the players operating in the global advanced recycling technologies market has been done to help the reader understand how players stack against each other, presenting a clear market landscape. Additionally, comprehensive competitive strategies such as partnerships, agreements, acquisitions, and collaborations will aid the reader in understanding the untapped revenue pockets in the market.


Incentives for better product and plastics design, such as improved extended producer responsibility, product stewardship, tax benefits, and deposit-refund systems, are expected to open significant sales and financing opportunities. This shift was prominently experienced in regions such as Europe and North America.

Impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the global market for advanced recycling technologies. It impacted the market in both positive and negative ways. Collecting and sorting scrap or debris has become increasingly difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, the industry endured a huge halt in its production. As a result of the production deficit, the final products became exorbitantly expensive.

Governments have also made an effort to address and resolve COVID-19 issues as they tend to recover from economic and social disasters. To address the pandemic's short- and medium-term socioeconomic effects, they incorporated environment-friendly recovery techniques into their policy packages. Also, the pandemic has put more pressure on the advanced recycling sector to step up production and provide a higher proportion of "usable" recycled materials for the supply chain.

Report Synopsis

Report Metrics Details
Base year considered 2022
Forecast period considered 2031
Base year market size $270.5 Million in 2022
Market size forecast $9,339.7 Million by 2031
Growth rate 48.22%
Units considered $ Million
Segments covered By End User, By Technology, By Product Type, By Region
Industry covered Advanced Materials & Chemicals
Regions covered North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa
Countries covered U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Rest-of-Europe (RoE), U.K., China, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, Rest-of-Asia-Pacific and Japan, Rest-of-the-World
Companies studied
Recycling Avenue BV,
Stena Metall,
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC,
Honeywell International Inc.,
Plastic Energy,
Loop Industries, Inc.,
Gr3n Recycling,
Carbios SA,
Polystyvert Inc.,
Mura Technology Limited,
BlueAlp Innovations BV,
Quantafuel ASA,
Aduro Clean Technologies Inc.
GreenMantra Technologies

Global Advanced Recycling Technologies Market: Industry Overview

The global advanced recycling technologies market is projected to reach $9,339.7 million by 2031 from $270.5 million in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 48.22% during the forecast period 2022-2031.

The demand for advanced recycling technologies is anticipated to grow owing to the implementation of stringent environmental regulations like the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) and policies by organizations such as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemicals (REACH). Furthermore, mechanical recycling limitations such as weakening fiber, difficulty in recycling mixed plastic waste, and prohibition from being utilized in the food packaging sector are driving the need for advanced recycling technologies.

Market Lifecycle Stage

Advanced recycling, also known as chemical recycling, refers to a group of technologies that transform post-consumer plastic into its original building blocks, feedstock for new plastics, specialty chemicals, waxes, chemical products, and other non-fuel items. In recent years, advanced recycling technologies have gained popularity as a complementary solution to conventional or mechanical recycling. Two types of mostly recycled plastics, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene, are processed mechanically. The other five categories of plastic, such as colored plastic bottles, fast food containers, and plastic eyeglass frames, cannot be processed by such technologies. Advanced recycling offers a solution for practically all these five types of plastics, while recycled plastic from advanced recycling can also be utilized for food packaging. Therefore, owing to the aforementioned factors, advanced recycling technologies are gaining traction in the market.

However, the key factor limiting the growth of the advanced recycling technologies market is a lack of collection and treatment infrastructure.

Key Market Players and Competition Synopsis

The companies that are profiled have been selected based on inputs gathered from primary experts, analyzing company coverage, product portfolio, and market penetration.

The global advanced recycling technologies market has been segmented by different end users, among which food and beverage packaging captured around 46% of the market as of 2021. Other end users, including non-food packaging, accounted for around 27%, consumer electronics accounted for 9%, infrastructure and construction accounted for 7%, automotive accounted for 1%, and other end-use industries accounted for 10% of the total share in 2021 in terms of value.

Key Companies Profiled

  • Agilyx
  • Stena Metall
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Plastic Energy
  • Enerkem
  • Loop Industries, Inc.
  • Gr3n Recycling
  • Carbios SA
  • Pyrowave
  • Polystyvert Inc.
  • Recycling Avenue BV
  • BlueAlp Innovations BV
  • Quantafuel ASA
  • Mura Technology Limited
  • Alterra
  • Aduro Clean Technologies Inc.
  • Brightmark
  • GreenMantra Technologies
  • Axens

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