Mechanical Plastics Recycling - The Global Market 2023
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Mechanical Plastics Recycling - The Global Market 2023

Published: December 2023 | Now includes an interactive dataset

  • Mechanical Plastics Recycling

    The report provides a detailed assessment of the current state of the mechanical recycling market, with data given by region. The following strategic areas are covered:

    • An in-depth review of the waste plastics value chain.
    • Detailed analysis of the plastics recycling industry, including the supply and demand balance.
    • An evaluation of current commodity polymer capacity and recyclate production including an indication of utilisation.
    • A review of the end-use applications for recyclate, with an examination of potential future absorption.
    • Data is provided for the years 2021, 2022, and 2023, and forecasts for 2035 and 2030. 

    This authoritative report also provides an independent quantitative analysis of the global mechanical recycling industry to help you develop your business strategies.

    The latest edition now includes an interactive dataset, allowing for fast and convenient data retrieval.

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  • Polymer coverage

    The report covers the recycling of:

    • Polyethylene (PE)
    • Polypropylene (PP)
    • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
    • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
    • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Recyclate coverage

    Recyclate production is quantified according to the following waste sources:

    • Municipal and commercial
    • Production scrap
    • Other volumes

    Data points

    The study provides market data for the years 2022, 2023, and 2024 with forecasts for 2030.

  • End use applications

    Applications are quantified by the following segments:

    • Flexible packaging
    • Rigid packaging
    • Building, construction, and infrastructure
    • Automotive and transport
    • Electric/Electronic
    • Other injection moulding
    • Other extrusion
    • Other applications

How does this report benefit you?

  • Polymer industry stakeholders, equipment suppliers, and recyclers

    Polymer industry stakeholders, equipment suppliers, and recyclers
    Discover investment, partnership, and sales opportunities in the mechanical recycling sector

  • Plastics recyclers, manufacturers, brands, retailers

    Plastics recyclers, resin and compound supliers
    Gain insights into feedstock availability and explore partnership options

  • Investment

    Investors and financial institutions
    Find opportunities along the value chain for financing the transition to a circular economy

  • Geographical scope

    Geographical scope

    The report covers the global market. Data is reported for 8 geographic regions:

    • China
    • North East Asia
    • South East Asia
    • Europe
    • North America
    • Central and South America
    • Indian Subcontinent
    • Middle East and Africa.
  • Elizabeth Carroll

    Meet the expert

    Elizabeth joined AMI in 2010 as a Researcher, moving on to the role of Sales and Marketing Executive for AMI Publishing. Wanting to focus on the area of sustainability, she subsequently went on to manage the production of one of AMI’s best sellers, the European Plastics Recycling Database. Since 2016 she has been working for our Consulting department and is currently growing AMI’s portfolio in recycling and sustainability, authoring a series of reports focusing on mechanical recycling and feedstock availability for plastics recycling.

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