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Post-Consumer Recycled Plastics Market Segmentation by Source (Residential, Commercial, and Others); by Application (Packaging, Building & Construction, Automotive, Furniture, and Others); by Service (Collection, Transportation, Recycling, and Others) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2030

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Inflation And Looming Recession to Haunt Businesses:

In 2022 & 2023, market players expected to sail in rough waters; might incur losses due to huge gap in currency translation followed by contracting revenues, shrinking profit margins & cost pressure on logistics and supply chain. Further, U.S. economy is expected to grow merely by 3% in 2022.

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Purchasing power in the couPurchasing power in the country is expected to fell nearly by 2.5%. On the other hand, European countries to see the worst coming in the form of energy crisis especially in upcoming winters!! Right after COVID-19, inflation has started gripping the economies across the globe. Higher than anticipated inflation, especially in western world had raised concerns for national banks and financial institutions to control the economic loss and safeguard the interest of the businesses. Increased interest rates, strong USD inflated oil prices, looming prices for gas and energy resources due to Ukraine-Russia conflict, China economic slowdown (~4% in 2022) disrupting the production and global supply chain and other factors would impact each industry negatively.                                                         Request Insights

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Global Post-Consumer Recycled Plastics Market Highlights over 2022 – 2030

The global post-consumer recycled plastics market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2030. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing application of recycled plastics, backed by rising environmental awareness amongst people. In order to reduce plastic waste, governments across the world have imposed rigorous regulations for plastic recycling. The growing government initiatives, combined with awareness amongst the masses regarding the reduction of plastic waste are estimated to boost the market growth. According to the data by the UN Environment Protection Organization (UNEP), over 300 million tons of plastic is produced every year. Only 9% of all this plastic waste gets recycled. The increasing amount of plastic waste is also estimated to boost the market growth.

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The market is segmented by application into packaging, building & construction, automotive, furniture, and others, out of which, the building & construction segment is anticipated to hold a substantial share in the global post-consumer recycled plastics market over the forecast period on account of increasing use of plastics in the construction sector, as bricks, roof tiles, insulation, plastic lumber, and others. On the basis of source, the commercial segment is estimated to gain the largest share over the forecast period, owing to the presence of a proper waste management system in most commercial places, such as, malls, hotels, and others. 

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

Chemicals and Catalyst

The chemical industry is a major component of the economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2020, for the U.S., the value added by chemical products as a percentage of GDP was around 1.9%. Additionally, according to the World Bank, Chemical industry in the U.S. accounted for 16.43% to manufacturing value-added in 2018. With the growing demand from end-users, the market for chemical products is expected to grow in future. According to UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the sales of chemicals are projected to almost double from 2017 to 2030. In the current scenario, Asia Pacific is the largest chemical producing and consuming region. China has the world’s largest chemical industry, that accounted for annual sales of approximately more than USD 1.5 trillion, or about more than one-third of global sales, in recent years. Additionally, a vast consumer base and favorable government policies have boosted investment in China’s chemical industry. Easy availability of low-cost raw material & labor as well as government subsidies and relaxed environmental norms have served as a production base for key vendors globally. On the other hand, according to the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry), the chemical industry in India was valued at 163 billion in 2019 and it contributed 3.4% to the global chemical industry. It ranks 6th in global chemical production. This statistic shows the lucrative opportunity for the investment in businesses in Asia Pacific countries in the upcoming years.

Global Post-consumer Recycled Plastics Market Regional Synopsis

On the basis of geographical analysis, the global post-consumer recycled plastics market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. The market in Asia Pacific region is estimated to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period on the back of increasing public awareness regarding plastic waste reduction, along with rising construction activities, where recycled plastics are utilized.

The market in the North America region is anticipated to gain the largest market share throughout the forecast period on the back of growing adoption of plastic recycling, backed by stringent government regulation for waste management. According to the data by the American Chemistry Council, in 2018, 35.7 million tons plastic was produced in the United States, while around 29% of the plastic was recycled.

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The global post-consumer recycled plastics market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global post-consumer recycled plastics market includes the following segments:

By Source

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Others

By Application

  • Packaging
  • Building & Construction
  • Automotive
  • Furniture
  • Others

By Service

  • Collection
  • Transportation
  • Recycling
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Awareness Regarding Recycling Plastic
  • Government Initiatives to Reduce Plastic Waste


  • Lack of Residential Waste Management
  • Absence of Proper Supply-Chain for Recycled Plastics

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • Waste Connections, Inc.
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • DS Smith plc
  • GFL Environmental Inc.
  • Remondis SE & Co. KG
  • Republic Services, Inc
  • Clean Harbors, Inc.
  • Stericycle, Inc.
  • Waste Management, Inc.
  • Veolia Environnement S.A.
  • SUEZ


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