Future of Circular Economy in the Plastic Packaging Recycling Market, Forecast to 2030

Future of Circular Economy in the Plastic Packaging Recycling Market, Forecast to 2030

Innovative business models such as deposit return schemes, disruptive applications like augmented reality (AR), composite plastic separation, plastic to fuel etc., will drive the circular economy in the plastic packaging recycling market in the future. The market revenue is estimated at $13.1 billion and is expected to have a CAGR of 9.1% during the forecast period (2019 to 2030). This study includes the revenue forecast for plastic packaging waste management. The study also elaborates on the volume forecast of 5 different kinds of plastics—PET, HDPE, LDPE, PVC, and PP—at both the regional and global levels.

Research Scope
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.

Key Issues Addressed
Is the market growing and if so, at what rate?
What is the anticipated growth between 2018 and 2030?
What are the new business models and disruptive technologies?
What is the volume of plastic packaging waste generated globally and across various regions?
What is the volume of plastic packaging waste collected, recycled, processed for fuel and energy, and landfilled across various regions?
What are some of the innovative plastic packaging waste management concepts?
What are some of the disruptive applications being used in the recycling of hard-to-recycle plastic packaging waste?


  • Executive Summary
    • Top 5 Key Messages of this Study
    • Future of Plastic Packaging Recycling Market-Total Volume Forecast
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Volume Forecast by Waste Management Type, Global, 2017-2030
    • Future of Plastic Packaging Recycling Market Generation, Collection and Recycling
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Percentage of Recycled Plastic by Material Type, Global, 2017-2030
    • Future of Plastic Packaging Waste Recycling and Resource Recovery Market-Share of Volume Generation, and Collection by Region
    • Total Revenue Forecast
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Revenue Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type, Global, 2017-2030
    • Global Trends in Plastic Packaging
    • Key Elements Critical for the Success of Plastic Packaging Waste Recycling
  • Research Scope and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Methodology
    • Market Definition and Research Coverage
    • Value Chain of Packaging Plastic Recycling Market
  • Overview of Plastic Packaging Recycling
    • Evolution of Plastic Recycling-Key Milestones
    • Rapid Rise of Plastics-Key Facts
    • Plastic Packaging Waste Flows
    • Plastic Waste Exports Ban-Key Developments
    • Global Trends in Plastic Packaging
    • Key Elements Critical for the Success of Plastic Packaging Waste Recycling
    • Digital Transformation and Industry Convergence in Plastic Packaging Waste Management
  • Global and Regional Plastic Packaging Waste Recycling Market Trends, 2030
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Global-Total Volume Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type
      • Table Total Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Volume Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type, Global, 2017-2030
    • Total Volume Forecast Discussion
    • Global PET Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PET Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, Global, 2017-2030
    • PET Volume Forecast Discussion
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PET-Collection Rate and Recycling Rate Forecast, Global, 2018 and 2030
    • Global HDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: HDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, Global, 2017-2030
    • HDPE Volume Forecast Discussion
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Collection Rate and Recycling Rate-HDPE, Global, 2018
    • Global LDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: LDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, Global, 2017-2030
    • LDPE Volume Forecast Discussion
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Collection Rate and Recycling Rate-LDPE, Global, 2018
    • Global PVC Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PVC Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, Global, 2017-2030
    • PVC Volume Forecast Discussion
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Collection Rate and Recycling Rate-PVC, Global, 2018
    • Global PP Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PP Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, Global, 2017-2030
    • PP Volume Forecast Discussion
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Collection Rate and Recycling Rate-PP, Global, 2018
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Treatment Methods
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Percent Volume Forecast by Treatment Methods, Global, 2017-2030
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Treatment Methods Discussion
    • Forecast Assumption
    • Total Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Revenue Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type, Global, 2017-2030
    • Total Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Asia-Pacific
    • APAC Volume Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Volume Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type, APAC, 2017-2030
    • Total Volume Forecast Discussion
    • APAC PET Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PET Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, APAC, 2017-2030
    • PET Volume Forecast Discussion
    • APAC HDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: HDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, APAC, 2017-2030
    • HDPE Volume Forecast Discussion
    • APAC LDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: LDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, APAC, 2017-2030
    • LDPE Volume Forecast Discussion
    • APAC PVC Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PVC Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, APAC, 2017-2030
    • PVC Volume Forecast Discussion
    • APAC PP Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PP Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, APAC, 2017-2030
    • PP Volume Forecast Discussion
    • APAC Percent Volume Forecast by Treatment Methods
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Percent Volume Forecast by Treatment Methods, APAC, 2017-2030
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Treatment Methods-Discussion
    • Volume Forecast Discussion
    • Treatment Methods-Discussion
    • APAC Total Revenue Forecast
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Revenue Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type, APAC, 2017-2030
    • Total Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Ecosystem of Current Packaging Plastic Waste Recyclers-APAC
  • Europe
    • Europe Volume Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Volume Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type, Europe, 2017-2030
    • Total Volume Forecast Discussion
    • Europe PET Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PET Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, Recycled, Europe, 2017-2030
    • PET Volume Forecast Discussion
    • Europe HDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: HDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, Europe, 2017-2030
    • HDPE Volume Forecast Discussion
    • Europe LDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: LDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, Europe, 2017-2030
    • LDPE Volume Forecast Discussion
    • Europe PVC Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PVC Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, Europe, 2017-2030
    • PVC Volume Forecast Discussion
    • Europe PP Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PP Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, Europe, 2017-2030
    • PP Volume Forecast Discussion
    • Europe Percent Volume Forecast by Treatment Methods
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Percent Volume Forecast by Treatment Methods, Europe, 2017-2030
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Treatment Methods-Discussion
    • Volume Forecast Discussion
    • Europe Total Revenue Forecast
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Revenue Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type, Europe, 2017-2030
    • Total Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Competitive Analysis
    • The Ecosystem of Current Packaging Plastic Waste Recyclers-Europe
    • Key Legislations in Europe
    • Circular Economy-Strategy for Plastics
  • Americas
    • Americas Volume Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Volume Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type, Americas, 2017-2030
    • Americas Volume Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type-Discussion
    • Americas PET Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PET Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, Americas, 2017-2030
    • PET Volume Forecast Discussion
    • Americas HDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: HDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, Americas, 2017-2030
    • HDPE Volume Forecast Discussion
    • Americas LDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: LDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, Americas, 2017-2030
    • LDPE Volume Forecast Discussion
    • Americas PVC Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PVC Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, Americas, 2017-2030
    • PVC Volume Forecast Discussion
    • Americas PP Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PP Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, Americas, 2017-2030
    • PP Volume Forecast Discussion
    • Americas Percent Volume Forecast by Treatment Methods
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Percent Volume Forecast by Treatment Methods, Americas, 2017-2030
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Treatment Methods-Discussion
    • The Americas Total Revenue Forecast
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Revenue Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type, Americas, 2017-2030
    • Total Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Ecosystem of Current Packaging Plastic Waste Recyclers-Americas
  • Middle East and Africa
    • MEA Volume Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Volume Generated, Collected, and Recycled, MEA, 2017-2030
    • MEA Volume Forecast Discussion
    • MEA PET Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PET Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, MEA, 2017-2030
    • PET Volume Forecast Discussion
    • MEA HDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: HDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, MEA, 2017-2030
    • HDPE Volume Forecast Discussion
    • MEA LDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: LDPE Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, MEA, 2017-2030
    • LDPE Volume Forecast Discussion
    • MEA PVC Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PVC Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, MEA, 2017-2030
    • PVC Volume Forecast Discussion
    • MEA PP Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: PP Volume Forecast by Generated, Collected, and Recycled, MEA, 2017-2030
    • PP Volume Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Treatment Methods
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Percent Volume Forecast by Treatment Methods, MEA, 2017-2030
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Treatment Methods-Discussion
    • MEA Total Revenue Forecast
      • Table Plastic Packaging Recycling Market: Revenue Forecast for Plastic Packaging Waste Management by Type, MEA, 2017-2030
    • Total Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Ecosystem of Current Packaging Plastic Waste Recyclers-MEA
  • Plastic Packaging Waste Recycling and Key Market Participants
    • Innovative Startups in Plastic Packaging Waste Recycling
    • Innovative Startups in Packaging Waste Recycling
    • Partnerships in the Plastic Packaging Waste Recycling
    • Partnerships in the Packaging Plastic Waste Recycling
    • Opportunities in Packaging Plastic Waste Management Market
  • Plastic Packaging Recycling Concepts, 2018
    • Packaging Plastic Recycling Concepts, 2018
  • Profiles of Selected Recyclers with Innovative Technologies
  • Key Challenges in the Plastic Waste Recycling Industry
    • Challenges for Existing and New Market Participants
    • Lack of Design and Innovation of Plastic Packaging Materials
  • Tackling Challenges in the Plastic Waste Recycling Industry
    • Tackling Challenges in Plastic Packaging Waste Management
  • Growth Opportunities
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Effective Business Models
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Disruptive Application
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Predictive Analytics
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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