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Global Waste Recycling and Circular Economy Market Outlook, 2020

  • Report

  • 105 Pages
  • December 2020
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 5238577

A Year of Continuing Digitalization, Ambitious Sustainability Goals, and Innovative Technologies Is Tempered by Reaction to the COVID-19 Pandemic

A sustainable future requires a holistic approach across the entire waste management system. Responding quickly to market fluctuations, redefining growth, investing in innovative solutions and technologies, and focusing on long-term benefits can turn market challenges into business opportunities. Sustainability-minded enterprises and consumers are the key to tackle the global waste crisis. Maximization of resources and a focus on circularity of materials and products supported by green factories and zero-waste consumers, cities, and industries will help to strike a balance between environmental protection and financial gains.

The study focuses on the global waste recycling market across following market segments: municipal solid waste (MSW), industrial waste, hazardous waste, WEEE, construction & demolition waste, and plastic packaging waste. The waste recycling market covers the process of sorting waste and turning it into a valuable resource for a more sustainable future while creating business opportunities for market participants.

Topics include sustainability practices, zero waste and the circular economy, greater penetration of digital technologies in smart waste management and innovations, the new plastic economy, tackling global food waste, waste to energy, reuse and recycling of waste EV batteries, limiting the impact of fast fashion, and working together for climate action.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the current status of waste recycling in different waste categories?
  • What trends are shaping today and tomorrow’s waste recycling market?
  • What are the top growth opportunities, innovative technologies/solutions, and strategic investments for sustainable waste management?  
  • What are best practices in the circular economy, digitalization, innovation, and sustainability?


Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
  • Research Scope and Segmentation
  • UN Sustainable Development Goal 12
  • Thinking Green Every Day
  • Circular Economy Trends in Waste Management
  • Revenue Forecast

2. Overview of the Global Waste Management Market Approach in 2020
  • A Sustainable Future Requires a Holistic Waste Management Approach
  • The Circular Economy Concept
  • EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy
  • Circular Economy Examples in European Cities
  • Examples of a Circular Economy Approach

3. Global Waste Recycling Market-Top Trends for 2020
  • Top Trends for 2020-New Plastic Economy
  • The New Plastic Economy Era
  • Bioplastics-the Compostable and Renewable Plastics of the Future
  • How to Keep Everyday Used Materials in the Loop
  • Top Trends for 2020-Digitalization and Smart Waste Management
  • Data-based Smart Waste Management Concept
  • Companies Offering Intelligent Waste Management Solutions
  • Case Study-Next-generation Solutions
  • Case Study-Zero-Waste Management Powered by AI in China
  • Top Trends for 2020-Food Waste
  • Addressing Massive Market Inefficiency
  • Closed-Loop Food Cycle Concept
  • Top Trends for 2020-Zero Waste
  • Moving Toward a Wasteless Future
  • Reusable and Eco-friendly Alternatives for Everyday Products
  • Top Trends for 2020-Waste to Energy
  • Plastic Energy-the Future of the Circular Economy of Plastic Waste
  • Waste to Sustainable Aviation Fuel
  • Top Trends for 2020-Waste EV Batteries
  • Circular Economy of EV Battery
  • The Second Life and Recycling of EV Batteries
  • Top Trends for 2020-Fast Fashion
  • Sustainable Fashion Concept
  • Emerging Technologies Dedicated to Sustainable Fashion
  • Top Trends for 2020-Industry Consolidation
  • Consolidation Among North American Waste Management Companies

4. Market Outlook for MSW Management in 2020
  • MSW Management Trends for 2020
  • MSW Volume
  • Collected MSW Composition
  • MSW Recycling Market Opportunities
  • MSW Recycling Market Opportunities by Region
  • Smart Waste Management as a Part of the Smart City
  • Growth Opportunities for 2020

5. Market Outlook for Industrial Waste in 2020
  • Industrial Waste Management Trends for 2020
  • Industrial Waste Volume
  • Industrial Waste Recycling Market Opportunities
  • Industrial Waste Recycling Market Opportunities by Region
  • Growth Opportunities for 2020

6. Market Outlook for Hazardous Waste in 2020
  • Hazardous Waste Management Trends
  • Hazardous Waste Volume
  • Hazardous Waste Recycling Market Opportunities
  • Hazardous Waste Recycling Market Opportunities by Region
  • Growth Opportunities for 2020

7. Market Outlook for WEEE and Waste EV Batteries in 2020
  • WEEE Management Trends
  • WEEE Volume
  • WEEE Volume by Region
  • Collected WEEE by Composition
  • WEEE Recycling Market Opportunities
  • WEEE Recycling Market Opportunities by Region
  • Emerging Market-Circular Economy of Waste EV Batteries
  • Waste EV Battery Reuse and Recycling Technologies
  • Growth Opportunities for 2020

8. Market Outlook for C&D Waste in 2020
  • C&D Waste Management Trends
  • C&D Waste Volume
  • Collected C&D Waste Composition
  • C&D Waste Recycling Market Drivers
  • C&D Waste Recycling Market Opportunities in Europe
  • C&D Waste Recycling Market Opportunities in Americas
  • The Circular Economy Concept for C&D Waste Management
  • Sustainable Construction Alternative from REMEX Group
  • Growth Opportunities for 2020
  • Market Outlook for Plastic Waste in 2020
  • Plastic Waste Management Trends
  • Plastic Waste Volume
  • Major Plastic Waste Generators
  • Opportunities for Plastic Waste Recycling
  • Growth Opportunities for 2020

9. Conclusions and Strategic Imperatives
  • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Goals for 2020
  • Legal Disclaimer
  • List of Exhibits