The study estimates the size of the global circular economy in the plastic packaging waste recycling market for 2018 and provides a forecast till 2030. The forecast includes revenue forecasts for plastic packaging waste management methods/segments: collection, recycling, and waste to energy/incineration, waste to fuel, and landfill. The study includes revenue forecasts for each region: Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Americas, and Middle-East & Africa. Few critical trends like changes in consumer habits, increase in urbanization, increased use of plastic in food packaging, increased use of personal care products, rapid increase in the global bottled water hydration market, etc., have had a significant impact on the plastic packaging waste market.
The global and regional plastic packaging waste recycling market trends include the global volume forecast of plastic packaging waste for the various segments. Landfill includes both organized and illegal dumping. The forecast consists of the volume of waste generated, collected and recycled, incinerated (waste to energy), landfilled, plastic to fuel, for all regions. There will be an increase in the number of countries introducing bans on single-use plastics due to various organizations stressing on the impacts of the same on marine life.
Followed by volume forecast, the study also provides valuable information on revenue forecast till 2030, with base year being 2018. Due to bigger recycling targets, especially in Europe, the recycling market is set to experience tremendous growth during the forecast period. As a result of stringent environmental regulations and a growing awareness of the environmental harm caused by the ocean dumping of plastic packaging waste, many corporates have vowed to make their plastic packaging recyclable in the coming years. This commitment will drive the recycling market as well. Waste to fuel is becoming increasingly popular and is set to gain traction during the forecast period. Waste to energy plants will also see significant growth during the forecast period, especially in the Asia-Pacific. Even though the Asia-Pacific is the largest generator of plastic packaging waste, it reports lower recycling rates than Europe and the Americas. Even though the per capita consumption is low compared to that of the developed regions, dense population contributes to volumes. When compared to other regions, the European Union (EU) will have the highest recycling rate during the forecast period due to stringent measures taken towards dealing with packaging plastic waste.
The study covers case studies on a few plastic packaging recycling concepts and provides the profiles of innovative recyclers across the world. The study also addresses key challenges present in the packaging plastic waste recycling market and includes discussions on how to tackle the same.