Global $60+ Billion Plastic Recycling Markets to 2025

2 February 2021

Dublin, Feb. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Plastic Recycling Market (2020-2025) by Application, Process, Material, Geography, Competitive Analysis and the Impact of Covid-19 with Ansoff Analysis" report has been added to's offering.

The Global Plastic Recycling Market is estimated to be USD 42.3 Bn in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 60.7 Bn by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 7.5%.

Factors such as rising demand for plastics in various end-user industries and favorable government initiatives towards the reduction of plastic waste has strengthened the growth of this market. With the increasing awareness about global warming, plastic manufacturers are largely focusing on developing new recycling concepts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and maintain environmental sustainability.

Conversely, the increasing use of virgin plastics and the lack of a proper plastic collection system has hampered the growth of this market. The lack of an established waste collection and sorting system for solid waste is posing a challenge for this market. Increasing demand for recycled PET and HDPE is creating an opportunity for the Plastic Recycling market due to its low costs.

Segments Covered

By Application, the Packaging segment is anticipated to account as the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period. The packaging sector makes very high use of plastics in food and beverage packaging with the rise of RTE (ready to eat) and RTS (ready to serve) products. Moreover, there is an increased demand in the healthcare sectors, which has boosted the growth for this segment.

By Process, the Mechanical segment is anticipated to account as the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period. The factors such as low prices, easy availability, and wide availability of the equipment for mechanical pressing are contributing to its growth.

By Material, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is anticipated to account as the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period. It is cost-efficient in terms of its recycling process, has high flexibility, which makes it suitable for use in various industries like packaging, textiles, films, to molded parts for automotive and electronics. Moreover, recycled PET and polyethylene is known for 70% of total post-consumer plastic recycling, which has also supported the segment's growth.

By Geography, APAC is anticipated to lead the market. The factors attributed to the growth of the market are rapid industrialization and the importance of waste management in countries like China, Japan, and India. The use of plastics has also risen due to the rising automotive production, demand from the textile and the construction industry. Besides, there have been stringent laws to waste management, which have additionally contributed to the growth of the market.

Market Dynamics


  • Growing Focus on Environmental Sustainability
  • Rise in Initiatives for Plastic Waste Management
  • The rise in the Demand for Plastics in Diverse Industry Practices
  • Favorable Government Support for Recycling Plastic


  • Recycling Mixed Plastic Waste
  • Stringent Competition from Virgin Plastics
  • Difficulty in the Collection of Raw Materials


  • Increased Awareness about the Need for Recycling Technologies
  • Demand for Recycled PET and HDPE
  • Application of Recycled Plastics Across Consumer Goods
  • Increased Research Activities to Find an Effective Method of Recycling Plastic Waste
  • Availability of Improved Technologies for Plastic Waste Management


  • Lack of an Established Waste Collection and Sorting System
  • Rising Need for Better Recycling Technologies


  • Advanced Plastic Recycling Technologies

Key Topics Covered:

1 Report Description
1.1 Study Objectives
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Currency
1.4 Years Considered
1.5 Language
1.6 Key Shareholders

2 Research Methodology
2.1 Research Process
2.2 Data Collection and Validation
2.3 Market Size Estimation
2.4 Assumptions of the Study
2.5 Limitations of the Study

3 Executive Summary

4 Market Overview
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Market Dynamics
4.3 Trends

5 Market Analysis
5.1 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5.2 Impact of COVID-19
5.3 Ansoff Matrix Analysis

6 Global Plastic Recycling Market, By Application
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Packaging
6.3 Construction
6.4 Textile
6.5 Automotive
6.6 Others

7 Global Plastic Recycling Market, By Process
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Mechanical Recycling
7.3 Chemical Recycling

8 Global Plastic Recycling Market, By Material
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
8.3 High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
8.4 Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
8.5 Polypropylene (PP)
8.6 Others

9 Global Plastic Recycling Market, By Geography
9.1 Introduction
9.2 North America
9.2.1 US
9.2.2 Canada
9.2.3 Mexico
9.3 South America
9.3.1 Brazil
9.3.2 Argentina
9.4 Europe
9.4.1 UK
9.4.2 France
9.4.3 Germany
9.4.4 Italy
9.4.5 Rest of Europe
9.5 Asia-Pacific
9.5.1 China
9.5.2 Japan
9.5.3 India
9.5.4 Australia
9.5.5 Rest of APAC
9.6 The Middle East and Africa

10 Competitive Landscape
10.1 IGR Competitive Quadrant
10.2 Market Share Analysis
10.3 Competitive Scenario
10.3.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
10.3.2 Agreements, Collaborations, & Partnerships
10.3.3 New Product Launches & Enhancements
10.3.4 Investments & Fundings

11 Company Profiles
11.1 CarbonLITE Industries
11.2 Seraphim Plastics
11.3 MBA Polymers Inc.
11.4 Kuusakoski Group Oy
11.5 Envision Plastics
11.6 Custom Polymers, Inc.
11.7 Plastic Recycling Inc.
11.8 UltrePET, LLC
11.9 KW Plastics, Inc.
11.10 Green-O-Tech India
11.11 Miller Waste Mills
11.12 Recyclex S.A.
11.13 Boer Group
11.14 B&B Plastics
11.15 Green Line Polymers
11.16 Clear Path Recycling

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