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Plastics Recycling: Global Markets Through 2023

Plastics Recycling: Global Markets Through 2023

Report Scope:

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

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.

The report will be concerned with activities in four regions: North America, Europe, the Asia region and the Rest of the World (ROW). All figures are reported to the nearest million dollars or million or billion pounds. Growth rates given are compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for the period from 2017 to 2023. All value figures noted are in constant 2017 U.S. dollars.

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

The report is divided into several sections. 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 brief summary of estimates and forecasts of the global plastics recycling market from 2017 through 2023 and highlights of largest and fastest-growing markets and important trends.

The Overview section describes the manufacture of plastics, the major types of plastics used, the ways in which plastics are disposed after use and a summary of recycling methods.

The Global Market section describes existing markets by product sources. 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, and when possible, it offers a prediction regarding the probable growth rate over the next five years.

The Global Market section also looks at plastics recycling by resin, 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, as 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, the Asia region and ROW.

The Company Profiles section lists relevant organizations and companies.

The Appendix provides definitions of abbreviations and acronyms.

Market values and volumes have specific measurements.
- Market values are measured at the level of plastic recycled, such as the values of recycled resin pellets.
- The 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.
- The market volumes by sources of waste (e.g., bottles, films.) are measured at the level of the amount of plastic available for recycling.
- The 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.

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.


Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Target Audience of the Study
Methodology and Information Sources
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
BCC Custom Research
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Summary
Highlights
Largest and Fastest Growing Market
Market Attractiveness
Chapter 3 Overview of Plastics Recycling
Background
Factors Affecting the Economics of Plastics Recycling
Plastics Recycling Industry
How Plastics are Made
Classifications of Plastics
End Use Market
Chapter 4 Global Markets for Plastics Recycling
Global Plastics Recycling Market by Region
Global Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Bottles
Films
Automotive
Electrical and Electronics
Global Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
Polyethylene Terephthalate
High-Density Polyethylene
LDPE and LLDPE
Polypropylene
Polyvinyl Chloride
Polystyrene
Polyurethane
Polycarbonate
Mixed Resins
Global Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Consumer Products
Building Products
Automotive
Industrial and Commercial
Chapter 5 Asian Market for Plastics Recycling
Chinese Plastics Recycling Market
Laws and Regulations
History and Current Situations
Chinese Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Chinese Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
Chinese Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Indian Plastics Recycling Market
Indian Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Indian Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
Indian Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Vietnamese Plastics Recycling Market
Vietnamese Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Vietnamese Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
Vietnamese Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Indonesian Plastics Recycling Market
Indonesian Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Indonesian Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
Indonesian Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Malaysian Plastics Recycling Market
Malaysian Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Malaysian Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
Malaysian Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Thai Plastics Recycling Market
Thai Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Thai Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
Thai Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Japanese Plastics Recycling Market
Laws and Regulations
Japanese Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Japanese Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
Japanese Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Chapter 6 European Market for Plastics Recycling
European Laws and Targets
Industrial Trends
German Plastics Recycling Market
German Plastics Recycling Market by Source
German Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
German Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
French Plastics Recycling Market
French Plastics Recycling Market by Source
French Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
French Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Italian Plastics Recycling Market
Italian Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Italian Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
Italian Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Spanish Plastics Recycling Market
Spanish Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Spanish Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
Spanish Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
U.K. Plastics Recycling Market
U.K. Plastics Recycling Market by Source
U.K. Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
U.K. Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Chapter 7 North American Markets for Plastics Recycling
U.S. Plastics Recycling Market
Current Situation
Laws and Regulations
U.S. Plastics Recycling Market by Source
U.S. Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
U.S. Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Canadian Plastics Recycling Market
Canadian Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Canadian Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
Canadian Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Chapter 8 Rest of the World Market for Plastics Recycling
Mexican Plastics Recycling Market
Mexican Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Mexican Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Mexican Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
South African Plastics Recycling Market
South African Plastics Recycling Market by Source
South African Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
South African Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Brazilian Plastics Recycling Market
Brazilian Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Brazilian Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
Brazilian Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Australian Plastics Recycling Market
Australian Plastics Recycling Market by Source
Australian Plastics Recycling Market by Resin
Australian Plastics Recycling Market by End Use
Chapter 9 Company Profiles
Australia
ASTRON
JK PLASTICS PTY. LTD.
Austria
KUNSTSTOFFRECYCLING GES. M.B.H
MAS MASCHINEN-UND ANLAGENBAU SCHULZ GMBH
Belgium
GALLOO
Brazil
CLODAM DO BRASIL
Canada
BLUE MOUNTAIN PLASTICS
EFS PLASTICS INC.
ENVIROPLAST INC.
NEXCYCLE CANADA LTD.
China
ANFU
HANGZHOU TAIFOR CHEMICAL TEXTILE FIBER CO. LTD.
NINGBO DAFA CHEMICAL FIBER CO. LTD.
SHANDONG YONGPING RENEWABLE TIOMIN RESOURCES INC.
SHANGHAI TIANQIANG ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
ZHEJIANG HUAFEI RECYCLING RESOURCES CO. LTD.
Finland
FINDOCK
France
COBEPLAST
SOREPLA INDUSTRIE
Germany
MOBIUS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
MTM PLASTICS GMBH
India
MBA POLYMERS INDIA PVT LVT
SHAKTI PLASTICS INDUSTRIES
Indonesia
POLINDO UTAMA
PT. PRODUCTION RECYCLING INDONESIA
Italy
DENTIS
MONTELLO S.P.A.
Japan
TEIJIN
Malaysia
EPD PLASTIC INDUSTRIES SDN BHD
HENG HIAP INDUSTRIES SDN. BHD
Mexico
PLASTICRUZ
Norway
TOMRA SYSTEMS ASA
South Africa
PET RECYCLING COMPANY
Spain
PETCIA
Thailand
BILLION ENTERPRISE CO. LTD.
INDORAMA VENTURES PUBLIC CO. LTD.
THAI PLASTIC RECYCLE GROUP CO. LTD.
The Netherlands
LYONDELLBASELL
U.K.
AXION POLYMERS
PLASGRAN LTD.
RECYCLED PLASTICS U.K.
RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES
U.S.
ACI PLASTICS
AMERICAN PLASTIC LUMBER INC.
AXION INTERNATIONAL
B&F PLASTICS
BLUE RIDGE PLASTICS
BUTLER MACDONALD
CARBONLITE
CLEAN TECH INC.
COMMERCIAL PLASTICS RECYCLING, INC.
CONIGLIARO INDUSTRIES
DELTA PLASTICS
EAST COAST ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
GEO-TECH POLYMERS
KW PLASTICS
LOS ANGELES FIBER CO.
MBA POLYMERS, INC.
MONDO POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES
PHOENIX TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, LLC
PLASTEAK INC.
PLASTICS RECYCLING INC.
PLASTICYCLE CORP.
POLYWOOD
RAPC INC.
RASTRA OF THE AMERICAS LLC
REPROCESSED PLASTICS, INC.
RENEW PLASTICS
RPM PLASTIC PALLETS
SELECTECH INC.
TREX CO.
WELOR WASTE CONTROL INC.
YEMM & HART LTD.
Vietnam
IAV GLOBAL
Chapter 10 Appendix: Glossary
List of Tables
Summary Table : Global Market for Plastics Recycling, by Source Type, Through 2023
Table 1 : Global Market for Plastics Recycling, by Region, Through 2023
Table 2 : Global Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Region, Through 2023
Table 3 : Global Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 4 : Global Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 5 : Global Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 6 : Global Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 7 : Global Market Volume for Recycled Plastics Used for Consumer Products, by Product Category, Through 2023
Table 8 : Asian Market for Plastics Recycling, by Country, Through 2023
Table 9 : Asian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Country, Through 2023
Table 10 : Chinese Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Collecting Location, Through 2023
Table 11 : Chinese Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 12 : Chinese Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 13 : Chinese Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 14 : Chinese Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 15 : Chinese Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 16 : Chinese Market Volume for Consumer Recycled Plastics, by Product Category, Through 2023
Table 17 : Indian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Collecting Location, Through 2023
Table 18 : Indian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 19 : Indian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 20 : Indian Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 21 : Indian Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 22 : Vietnamese Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Collecting Location, Through 2023
Table 23 : Vietnamese Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 24 : Vietnamese Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 25 : Vietnamese Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 26 : Vietnamese Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 27 : Indonesian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Collecting Location, Through 2023
Table 28 : Indonesian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 29 : Indonesian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 30 : Indonesian Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 31 : Indonesian Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 32 : Malaysian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Collecting Location, Through 2023
Table 33 : Malaysian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 34 : Malaysian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 35 : Malaysian Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 36 : Malaysian Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 37 : Thai Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Collecting Location, Through 2023
Table 38 : Thai Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 39 : Thai Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 40 : Thai Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 41 : Thai Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 42 : Japanese Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling from General Waste, by Source, Through 2023
Table 43 : Japanese Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling from General Waste, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 44 : Japanese Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 45 : Japanese Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling from General Waste, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 46 : European Market for Plastics Recycling, by Country, Through 2023
Table 47 : European Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Country, Through 2023
Table 48 : German Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 49 : German Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 50 : German Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 51 : German Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 52 : French Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 53 : French Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 54 : French Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 55 : French Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 56 : Italian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 57 : Italian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 58 : Italian Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 59 : Italian Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 60 : Spanish Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 61 : Spanish Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 62 : Spanish Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 63 : Spanish Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 64 : U.K. Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 65 : U.K. Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 66 : U.K. Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 67 : U.K. Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 68 : North American Market for Plastics Recycling, by Country, Through 2023
Table 69 : North American Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Country, Through 2023
Table 70 : U.S. Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 71 : U.S. Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 72 : U.S. Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 73 : U.S. Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 74 : Canadian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 75 : Canadian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 76 : Canadian Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 77 : Canadian Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 78 : ROW Market for Plastics Recycling, by Country, Through 2023
Table 79 : ROW Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Country, Through 2023
Table 80 : Mexican Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 81 : Mexican Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 82 : Mexican Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 83 : Mexican Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 84 : South African Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 85 : South African Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 86 : South African Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 87 : South African Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 88 : Brazilian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 89 : Brazilian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 90 : Brazilian Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 91 : Brazilian Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 92 : Australian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Source, Through 2023
Table 93 : Australian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Resin, Through 2023
Table 94 : Australian Market Volume for Recycled Plastics, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 95 : Australian Market Volume for Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling, by End Use, Through 2023
List of Figures
Summary Figure : Global Market for Plastics Recycling, by Source Type, 2017-2023
Figure 1 : Global Market for Plastics Recycling, by Region, 2017-2023
Figure 2 : Global Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Region, 2017-2023
Figure 3 : Asian Market for Plastics Recycling, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 4 : Asian Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 5 : European Market for Plastics Recycling, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 6 : European Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 7 : North American Market for Plastics Recycling, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 8 : North American Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 9 : ROW Market for Plastics Recycling, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 10 : ROW Market Volume for Plastics Recycling, by Country, 2017-2023

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