Global Paper Recycling Market Report 2020: Market is Estimated to be $45.5 Billion in 2020 and is Expected to Reach $56.2 Billion by 2025

2 February 2021

Dublin, Feb. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Paper Recycling Market (2020-2025) by Source of Collection, Type, Application, Collection & Segregation Channel, End Use, Geography, Competitive Analysis and the Impact of Covid-19 with Ansoff Analysis" report has been added to's offering.

The Global Paper Recycling Market is estimated to be USD 45.5 Bn in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 56.2 Bn by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 4.3%.

Significant factors promoting the growth of the global paper recycling market are attributed to the increased threat towards the rapid depletion of resources. This has led to a conscious awareness of sustainability among the consumers and business enterprises with the increased adoption of eco-friendly products. Besides, recycled paper also offers various cost-benefit advantages as well as a favorable impact on the environment. These factors are further boosting the market growth.

The costs associated with the machinery as well as the inefficient waste collection mechanism and the segregation system can be a deterrent to the market growth.


By Source of Collection, the market is classified as industries, offices, and households. Amongst all, Industries hold the largest share with the major applications in the newsprint paper, printing & writing paper, and packaging products. The collection of paper for recycling not only helps the manufacturing industries to save on time but also saves on the manufacturing processes. It has been seen that more than 35% of the raw material demand of paper in countries in India and China are met by recycled paper. These factors aid in the growth of the market.

By Type, the market is classified as Corrugated Cardboard, Newspapers, Magazines, Office Paper, Mixed Paper, and Others. Corrugated Cardboard holds the largest market share as it is widely adopted in the packaging industry in developed and developed countries. Also, it is considered to be of the highest value in terms of paper grade. With the high durability that it has to offer, it can allow for maximum recycling.

By Application, the market is classified as Newsprint Paper, Cardboard, Writing & Printing Paper, and Packaging Products. Writing And Printing Paper finds its application for different individual needs at home or business such as manufacturing of catalogs, books, notebooks, newspapers, magazines, commercial printing, business forms, stationeries, copying, and digital printing, etc. Moreover, the use of writing paper has evolved towards initiating business transactions, further propelling the growth of the segment.

By Collection And Segregation Channel, the market is classified as Kerb-side Pick-up, Paper Bank Collection, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Collection. Municipal solid waste holds the largest market share, with around 69 mn tonnes being recycled and 25 million tonnes being composted as per the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2018. Amongst the different wastes, paper & paper board wastes are maximum accounting to 23.05%. Moreover, state Governments and local Governments ensure adequate management of MSW by prioritizing their objectives towards the same. This further facilitates the growth of this segment.

By End Use, the market is classified as food & beverages, retail, electrical & electronics, printing & paper, and building & construction, and others. Print and Paper hold the highest market share as it has its applications across industry-wide domains from conventional methods to digital printing, augmenting the growth of the market. Countries like Europe producing 90 million tonnes of paper requirements based on recycled fibers further contribute to the growth of the print and paper industry segment.

By Geography, Europe holds the largest share in the global paper recycling market. It is mainly attributed to the fact that the major manufacturing activities comprising of raw material demand (50%) are fulfilled by recycled paper.

Market Dynamics


  • Rapid Depletion of Resources
  • Increasing Awareness about Sustainability
  • Favorable Environmental Impact of Paper Recycling
  • Cost Benefits Attached to Paper Recycling


  • The High Cost of Machinery
  • Inefficient Waste Paper Collection and Segregation System


  • Emerging Business Opportunities
  • Favorable Governmental Policies and Initiatives
  • Increased Consumer Preference towards Adoption of Eco-Friendly Packaging Solutions


  • Increased Competition from International Players

Key Topics Covered:

1 Report Description

2 Research Methodology

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 Paper Recycling Market, By Source of Collection
6.1 Industries
6.2 Offices
6.3 Households

7 Global Paper Recycling Market, By Type
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Corrugated Cardboard
7.3 Newspapers
7.4 Magazines
7.5 Office Paper
7.6 Mixed Paper
7.7 Others

8 Global Paper Recycling Market, By Application
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Newsprint Paper
8.3 Cardboard
8.4 Writing & Printing Paper
8.5 Packaging Products
8.6 Others

9 Global Paper Recycling Market, By Collection & Segregation Channel
9.1 Kerb-side Pick-up
9.2 Paper Bank Collection
9.3 Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Collection

10 Global Paper Recycling Market, By End-Use
10.1 Food & beverages
10.2 Retail
10.3 Electrical & Electronics
10.4 Printing & Paper
10.5 Building & Construction
10.6 Others

11 Global Paper Recycling Market, By Geography
11.1 Introduction
11.2 North America
11.3 South America
11.4 Europe
11.5 Asia-Pacific
11.6 Rest of the World

12 Competitive Landscape
12.1 IGR Competitive Quadrant
12.2 Market Share Analysis
12.3 Competitive Scenario

13 Company Profiles

  • Republic Services
  • Sonoco Recycling
  • Hanna Paper Recycling
  • Perlen Papier
  • ST Paper Resources
  • Cascades Recovery
  • Global Wastepaper Recyclers
  • International Paper
  • Heinzel Group
  • DS Smith
  • Veolia Environment
  • Remondis
  • Kokusai Pulp & Paper
  • Huanjia Group
  • Shandong Century Sunshine
  • Northern International
  • China Recycling Development
  • Tianjin Wuchan
  • Carolina Fibre Corporation
  • Evergreen Paper Recycling
  • Ecogen
  • Atlas Green Recycling
  • Sunbright Paper Recycling
  • Lovell Recycling Limited
  • Rocky Mountain Recycling
  • Huhtamaki
  • Kruger
  • WeCycle Ltd

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