Japan Shredded Waste Market Size & Share, by Shredder Type (Pre-Shredders, Fine Shredders); Waste Source (Households, Industrial); Waste Composition (Municipal Solid Waste, Commercial & Industrial, Construction & Demolition Waste, Bulky Waste, Wood Waste, Plastic Waste); End-user (Landfills, Cement Plants, Materials Recovery/Recycling Facilities) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

  • Report ID: 4671
  • Published Date: Jan 26, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT
  1. An Introduction Preface
    1. Definition of the Market and the Segments
    2. Acronyms and Assumptions to the Research Study
  2. The Research Procedure
    1. Sources of Data
      1. Secondary
      2. Primary
    2. Calculation and Derivation of Market Size
      1. Top-Down Approach
      2. Bottom-up Approach
  3. Recommendation by Analyst for C-Level Executives
  4. An Abstract of the Report
  5. Evaluation of Market Fluctuations and Outlook
    1. Market Growth Drivers
    2. Market Growth Deflation
    3. Market Trends
  6. Fundamental Market Prospects – Market Opportunities
  7. Regulatory & Standards Landscape
  8. Technological Shift and Implementation Analysis
  9. Industry Value Chain Analysis
    1. Components Procurement
    2. Manufacturing
    3. Distribution
    4. End User Outlook
  10. Analysis on the Route-to-Market for Waste Shredders
  11. Business & Financing Models Outlook for Sale/Purchase of Waste Shredders in Japan
  12. Analysis on the Market Players
  13. Analysis on the End-Use Application
  14. Analysis on Waste Management Industry in Japan
  15. Analysis on the Waste Shredding Process
  16. Japan Shredded Waste Market
    1. Market Overview (Value & Volume)
    2. Market Size (2022–2033)
      1. Shredder Type
        1. Pre-Shredders, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
          1. Stationary, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
          2. Mobile, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
        2. Fine Shredders, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
      2. Waste Source
        1. Household, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
        2. Industry, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
          1. Commercial, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
          2. Construction & Demolition, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
          3. Others, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
      3. Waste Composition
        1. Municipal Solid Waste, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
        2. Commercial & Industrial, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
        3. Construction & Demolition, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
        4. Bulky Waste, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
        5. Wood Waste, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
        6. Plastic Waste, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
      4. End-use Application
        1. Landfills, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
        2. Cement Plants, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
        3. Material Recovery/Recycling Facilities, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
        4. Incineration Plants, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
        5. RDF & RPF Plants, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
        6. Waste-to-Energy Plants, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
        7. Others, 2022-2033F (Million Tons)
  17. Competitive Landscape
    1. Market Share of Key Competitors in the Market (%), 2022
    2. Benchmarking of the Competitors
    3. Profile of the Major Vendors
      1. IKC Co., Ltd.
      2. KUBOTA Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd.
      3. RYOHSHIN Co., Ltd.
      4. Harden Machinery Ltd.
      6. RYOKI Co., Ltd.
      8. SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.
      9. M&J Recycling
      10. Kinki Industrial Co., Ltd.
  18. Indicative List of Primary Respondents

Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2033

Japan Shredded Waste Market size expected to reach a volume of 500.1 million tons by the end of 2033, witnessing around 3.3%CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033. In the year 2022, the industry size of Japan shredded waste was a volume of 354.4 million tons. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing amount of waste being generated in Japan. Moreover, waste materials generated by households, such as paper, bottles, food scraps, and other recyclable or compostable materials hold a significant share of the total waste. About 42 million metric tons of trash were produced in Japan during the fiscal year 2020. Besides this, household waste made up the majority of created waste, amounting to almost 30 million metric tons. Household waste contributes massively to the filling of landfills and the use of these landfills can be decreased by shredding the household waste.

In addition to these, factors that are believed to fuel the growth of Japan’s shredded waste market include international shredder manufacturers entering the market in Japan. For instance, Australia-based industrial shredder manufacturer, UNTHA extend its global reach by signing an exclusive distributor agreement with Axia in Japan. Axia has already ordered 6 UNTHA XR shredders which are currently being installed in Japan. After that, Axia's engineers will provide ongoing maintenance. The collaboration demonstrates rising national demand for the waste-to-energy sector. Additionally, the growing number of shredder plants in the region is likely to drive market expansion over the projected period. As of 2020, there were around 110 shredding plants in Japan.

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Japan Shredded Waste Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size Volume  (2022)

 354.4 Million tons

Forecast Year Market Size Volume (2033)

 500.1 Million tons



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Japan Shredded Waste Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges


Growth Drivers

  • Rise in the Construction Projects – The building, maintenance, remodeling and demolition of homes, and big buildings results in the production of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. The newly launched project of Logiport Nagoya is worth USD 1,110 million. The project entails building a four-story logistics facility with a floor area of around 355,000-meter square. The beginning of construction started in the first quarter of 2022 and is scheduled to be finished in Q3 of 2023.

  • Initiatives for Reducing the Waste – Shredding can reduce the need for extracting materials from natural environments, for instance, paper shredding reduced the need for more trees. Therefore, the more trees standing, the more greenhouse gases will be absorbed. Moreover, the circular economy vision for 2020 was published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). The government of Japan plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

  • Burgeoning Electronic Waste – Every year, Japan discards some 650,000 tons of small gadgets and home gadgets. The amount of waste collected for recycling is nearly 100,000 tons.

  • Rapid Filling of Landfills- The remaining capacity of landfill sites in Japan for the final disposal of waste increased to roughly 100 cubic hectometers in the fiscal year 2020. Even after expanding the area of landfills, the entire landfill can only hold the waste for the around next 22 years.

  • Rising Plastic Waste in the Region – Up to 23 billion PET bottles are bought by Japanese consumers nationally each year. Additionally, more than one plastic shopping bag is used daily by the average Japanese person, which is more than 11 times the amount used by Indonesians and 17 times the amount used by people in Britain.


  • The expensive expenses of purchasing and maintaining waste management systems - The waste management market has grown relatively inflexible due to the investments necessary for its procedure, which is preventing further industry expansion. The subsidization for waste management services depends on the income level. There is heavy expenditure on employing labor because it is a labor-intensive service. Since they cover both the cost of collecting and further transportation to landfills or recycling facilities.
  • Shredding of Plastic can be costly
  • Improper management of the waste

Japan Shredded Waste Segmentation

Waste Source (Households, Industrial)

The Japan shredded waste market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by waste source into households and industry.  Out of the two types of waste source, the industry segment is estimated to contribute the largest volume share to the total national waste at the end of 2033, by growing at a CAGR of 3.3% in the projected time frame. Moreover, the segment generated notable waste volume in 2022. The industry waste is further categorized into commercial, construction & demolition and others.  The growth of the segment can be attributed to the growing amount of waste generated by the industry. Waste production by all industries in Japan was reached around 380 million tons per year by 2020. Out of the total waste, around 20% of that is nearly 75 million of waste comes from the construction industry. Furthermore, the largest share of the waste is generated from the energy and agriculture sectors, accounting for almost 96 million and 85 million, respectively. On the other hand, other small sectors were responsible for nearly 54 million of total industrial waste.

End-user (Landfills, Cement Plants, Materials Recovery/Recycling Facilities)

The Japan shredded waste market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by end-use application into landfills, cement plants, materials recovery/recycling facilities, incineration plants, RDF & RPF plants, waste to energy plants, and others. Amongst these seven segments, the incineration plants segment is expected to treat the largest volume of waste of 325.6 million tons in 2033 by growing at a CAGR of 3.4% over the forecast period. On the other hand, the segment treated 227.2 million tons of waste in 2022. The growth of the segment is attributed to rising incineration facilities in the region. Shredders are used as a treatment of waste before disposing of it for incineration. It increases the garbage's calorific value, combustion stability, and incineration impact. Japan had the most running incineration plants in the world in the fiscal year 2020, with around 685 fully continuous waste incineration facilities that were added to over 1000 incineration plants.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

     By Shredder Type

  • Pre-Shredders (125mm Product)
    • Stationary
    • Mobile
  • Fine Shredders

        By Waste Source

  • Households
  • Industry
    • Commercial
    • Construction & Demolition
    • Others

        By Waste Composition

  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Commercial & Industrial
  • Construction & Demolition Waste
  • Bulky Waste
  • Wood Waste
  • Plastic Waste

        By End-Use Application

  • Landfills
  • Cement Plants
  • Materials Recovery/Recycling Facilities
  • Incineration Plants
  • RDF &RPF Plants
  • Waste to Energy Plants
  • Others

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Companies Dominating the Landscape

    • IKC Co., Ltd.
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • KUBOTA Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd.
    • RYOHSHIN Co., Ltd.
    • Harden Machinery Ltd.
    • RYOKI Co., Ltd.
    • SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.
    • M & J Recycling


In The News

  • SSI Shredding Systems a U.S.-based company, announced the installation of shredding systems at a Kayama Kogyo Co. Ltd. plant in Toyokawa, Japan. In an effort to recover energy from waste that is challenging to recycle, a Japanese company is using a slow-speed, high-torque shredder made in the United States.

  •  Ryohshin Co. Ltd. Leading brand in waste management announced the collaboration with AMP Robotics Corp. a pioneer in artificial intelligence to cocreate an innovative robotic system that uses the AMP NeuronTM AI platform to control high-performance robots that can distinguish, filter, gather, and process construction and demolition waste for recycling.

Author Credits:  Payel Roy, Dhruv Bhatia

  • Report ID: 4671
  • Published Date: Jan 26, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing construction activities, rising plastic waste, the need to reduce the carbon footprint, and higher number of landfills are the few factors expected to boost the market growth

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 3.3% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033.

Shredding plastic waste costs a lot, ineffective waste management, and expensive costs associated with purchasing and maintaining waste management systems estimated to be the growth hindering factors for the market expansion.

The major players in the market are KUBOTA Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd., RYOHSHIN Co., Ltd., Harden Machinery Ltd., HOXAN CORPORATION, RYOKI Co., Ltd., NIHAMA IRON WORKS CO. LTD., SSI Shredding Systems, Inc., M & J Recycling, INKI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., and IKC Co., Ltd.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by shredder type, waste source, waste composition, end use application, and by region.

The industry segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.
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