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Textile Waste Management Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

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  • 150 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5769680
The Textile Waste Management Market is expected to register a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period.

Key Highlights

  • The textile recycling market is expected to grow because people are becoming more aware of recycling and because they care more about the environment.Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic had a detrimental influence on worldwide market growth. The textile recycling industry is facing a setback due to constraints and impediments to executing the pre-recycling process.
  • As a result, garments and textiles are stacked up in warehouses, slowing market development. Various initiatives and start-ups are gaining traction in the United States, contributing considerably to the rising rate of textile recycling. ATRS (American Textile Recycling Services) is the donation bin operator for clothes, footwear, and household items donation and collection services. ARTS is constantly extending to new locations around the country, accelerating the expansion of recycling.
  • Furthermore, advancements in recycling procedures and new research in the industry are expected to aid market expansion. For example, at the International Conference on Cellulose Fibers in February 2022, LIST Technology AG presented an all-recycled lyocell t-shirt as a major step forward in the textile recycling business. The restricted availability and accessibility of sufficient recyclable material severely limits market expansion. Most of the time, the fabric material is combined, making the sorting procedure and subsequent recycling difficult. Additionally, informal vendors carry out the collecting and sorting process in less developed countries, which has an impact on the overall recycling rate and market expansion.

Textile Waste Management Market Trends

The Polyester Recycling Industry Is Predicted To Grow At A Rapid Pace

Polyester recycling is picking up speed because there is more demand for it in the fashion industry. Companies have promised to use more recycled polyester in clothes by replacing regular polyester.The majority of polyamide recycling is done using nylon, and the majority of the recycling is done using the chemical recycling method. The nylon recycling process is filled with technological difficulties, and there are now just a few businesses that recycle nylon. Polyamide used for recycling comes mostly from used fabric, but it can also come from things like fishing nets that have already been used.

And in December 2022, scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the United States found enzymes that might make recycling waste polyester fabrics and bottles cheaper than producing them from petroleum. Researchers at NREL came up with different enzymes that can break down all types of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), even the kind that lasts a long time and is crystalline.

When polyester waste is taken away, it is possible to make polyester yarn from recycled PET. This yarn has the same properties as first-process polyester, so it uses less energy to make new things. Polyester trash recycling not only reduces energy consumption and eliminates plastic waste dispersion in the environment, but it also saves money on subsequent manufacturing and high-quality goods.

Asia Pacific Region Dominated The Global Textile Waste Management Industry

Regional market growth is helped by upcoming new projects and plans by the Indian government to set up integrated textile parks. Also, more textiles are being sent to places like the U.S. and Europe, and the fact that China, India, Bangladesh, and Vietnam are important textile countries makes the market more likely to grow. Also, wastewater treatment plants dominated a part of the market for managing textile waste, and they are likely to continue to do so over the next four years. The need to address environmental concerns about water shortages and the loss of clean water supplies around the world is what is driving the growth of this industry.

The Asia-Pacific market is also getting a boost from the creation of eco-clothes made from recycled fabrics, plastics, and other organic raw materials. Aside from that, the popularity of door-to-door clothing pickup and the installation of clothing collection bins in public places are key growth drivers. And the market is growing because more people are choosing house materials because they are comfortable and have other benefits. Moreover, the Asia-Pacific textile recycling market is expected to grow over the next few years as leading companies create new technologies for automated sorting applications.

Textile Waste Management Industry Overview

The market is broken up because recycled textiles are being used in more and more consumer sectors to help make other products.End-user demand has created strong competition in the industry, resulting in industrial fragmentation. The Infinited Fiber Company (IFC) has invested much in textile recycling. The firm recently gained backing from well-known manufacturers to develop its recycling technology, including H&M Group, RGE Pte Ltd., Virala, and Singapore-based Fortum.

The global textile waste management industry is projected to invest in innovative technologies. Furthermore, the success of these suppliers is heavily reliant on their willingness to accept raw production. Worn Again Technologies, Re:NewCell, and Pistoni S.r.l. are a few of the industry's significant players.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints/Challenges
4.4 Market Opportunities
4.5 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis
4.6 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.7 Technological Innovations in the industry
4.8 Government Initiatives to Attract Investment in the Industry
4.9 Impact of COVID - 19 on the Industry

5.1 By Waste
5.1.1 Hazardous
5.1.2 Plastic
5.1.3 Polyester
5.1.4 Other Wastes
5.2 By Service
5.2.1 Open dumping
5.2.2 Incineration
5.2.3 Landfil
5.2.4 Recycling
5.3 By End-User
5.3.1 Residential
5.3.2 Commercial
5.3.3 Industrial
5.3.4 Other End-Users
5.4 By Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.4.2 Europe Germany France United Kingdom Italy Spain Russia Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Bangladesh Turkey South Korea Australia Indonesia Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Middle East & Africa Egypt South Africa Saudi Arabia Rest of Middle East & Africa
5.4.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America

6.1 Market Concentration Overview
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Worn Again Technologies
6.2.2 Veolia Environnement S.A.
6.2.3 Boer Group
6.2.4 Re:NewCell
6.2.5 Pistoni S.r.l
6.2.6 Lenzing AG
6.2.7 Textile Recycling International
6.2.8 RE TEXTIL Deutschland GmbH
6.2.9 Hyosung Group
6.2.10 Infinited Fiber Company*


8.1 GDP Distribution, by Activity
8.2 Insights on Capital Flows

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Worn Again Technologies
  • Veolia Environnement S.A.
  • Boer Group
  • Re:NewCell
  • Pistoni S.r.l
  • Lenzing AG
  • Textile Recycling International
  • RE TEXTIL Deutschland GmbH
  • Hyosung Group
  • Infinited Fiber Company*