Global Waste Recycling Market Outlook, 2018

Principles of Sustainability, Innovative Business Models, and Disruptive Technologies to Change the Landscape of Waste Recycling Market
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Published: 27 Apr 2018

Principles of sustainability, innovative business models, and disruptive technologies are likely to change the landscape of waste recycling market. This outlook study provides an overall update on the global waste recycling market in 2018, covering the municipal solid waste, industrial non-hazardous waste, WEEE, construction & demolition waste, and plastic waste. It predicts that the global market revenue is likely to increase from $265.61 billion in 2017 to $282.1 billion in 2018. This does not include the revenue from plastic recycling industry, which itself poses a tremendous business opportunity and the market size is estimated at $37.6 billion in 2018, a significant growth of 7.1% from 2017. This study also provides predictions about waste volumes, revenues, and services and also examines the latest trends that are influencing the market along with recycling opportunities for different waste streams. The study also discusses the effect of the waste import ban imposed by China. As a result of China’s ban on import of foreign waste, the waste management industry is set to undergo substantial change, driving opportunities in markets that were initially exporting waste to China. The ban is likely to drive investment opportunities for countries like Australia, Japan, Germany, the UK, and the US. This outlook also features interesting trends that have been changing the way waste management is happening around the world. For instance, eWaste management is gaining significant momentum in the recent years. Frost & Sullivan predicts that the market is to set grow by 6.2% in 2018 from the previous year. Some other trends include Internet of things, smart recycling, smart bins, smart eWaste bins, innovative business models, use of sustainable building materials, sustainable methods of managing plastic waste, and its market potential. The outlook also focuses on regional trends and highlights the waste recycling market potential and trends specific to Europe, Americas, APAC, and the Middle East & Africa. This study will provide an in-depth analysis of the waste recycling industry and also talk about interesting trends, especially “smart”, which is driving the market. This will aid clients to identify the right technology/solution to invest in, choose the addressable markets, and also develop innovative business models.

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