South Korean Plastic Waste Management Growth Opportunities

South Korean Plastic Waste Management Growth Opportunities

South Korea has one of the highest per capita plastic packaging consumption rates globally, as well as one of the highest rates of collection and recycling. The country is strongly pushing the circular economy of plastic recycling through new policies and initiatives and is building on country-wide programs, such as waste disposal fees based on volume, a deposit return system for plastic bottles, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), and bans on particular single-use plastic items. Stakeholders across the waste management value chain are deploying smart solutions to boost productivity, efficiency, and cost optimization, and to engage waste generators to support a circular economy approach with social responsibility.


The research scope of this market analysis includes key trends shaping the global waste management market and their impact on the South Korean plastic waste management market, the forecast on the South Korean plastic waste generation forecast up to 2026 with key methods of its management, and an overview of recent legislation driving the transition of the plastic waste management market towards greater sustainability and circularity. It provides an analysis of plastic waste treatment and disposal trends by key region. The report also provides information on the value chain of plastic waste and an overview of key market players in the circular economy of plastic recycling in South Korea. The report also includes key growth opportunities dedicated to South Korea's plastic waste management.


What is the impact of the top three strategic imperatives on the South Korean plastic waste management market?
How much plastic waste is generated and collected annually in South Korea, and what are the key technologies and solutions used for its collection and treatment?
What is the regulatory framework around plastic waste in South Korea?
What are the incentives and targets for recycling and incinerating plastic waste?
What are the drivers and restraints impacting the development of South Korea's plastic waste management market?
Who are the key stakeholders in the South Korean plastic waste value chain?

  • Strategic Imperatives
    • Why is it Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
    • The Strategic Imperative 8™
    • The Impact of the Top Three Strategic Imperatives on Plastic Waste Management Market
    • Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™
  • Growth Opportunity Analysis, Plastic Waste Management Market
    • Key Growth Metrics for Plastic Waste Management Market
    • Country Overview and Key Metrics—South Korea
    • Generated vs. Collected Plastic Waste Volume Forecast
      • Table Plastic Waste Management Market: Generated vs Collected Plastic Waste Volume Forecast, South Korea, 2018–2026
    • Source Segregation of Plastic Waste in South Korea—Typical Steps and Key Agencies/Companies Involved
    • South Korean Plastic Waste Management by Process
      • Table Plastic Waste Management Market: Plastic Waste Volume Forecast by Process, South Korea, 2018–2026
    • Overview of Waste-related Services
    • Trends of Plastic Waste Treatment and Disposal by Key Regions
    • South Korean Plastic Waste Recycling Methods
    • Development Trends of Plastic Waste Chamical Recycling Infrastructure in Key Regions
    • Growth Drivers
    • Growth Restraints
    • Existing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and New Regulations
    • Role of Key Stakeholder in EPR System
    • Regulatory Framework Around Plastic Waste and Expected Development
    • Key Drivers to Regulation and Regional Variations
    • Key Incentives and Targets for Mechanical Recycling and Incineration of Plastic Waste
    • Key Incentives and Targets for Chemical Recycling of Plastic Waste
    • Level of Public Awareness
    • South Korean Plastic Waste Value Chain
    • Stakeholders and Market Structure
    • Key Market Players in the Value Chain of Circular Economy of Plastic Recycling in South Korea
  • Growth Opportunity Universe, Plastic Waste Management Market
    • Growth Opportunity 1—Creating Value for Hard-to-Recycle Plastic Waste with Chemical Recycling
    • Growth Opportunity 2—Digital Transformation of Plastic Waste Management
    • Growth Opportunity 3—Shift Towards Sustainable Packaging and Reverse Recycling

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