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Circular Economy Redefining the GCC Waste Management Market, 2021

  • Report

  • 72 Pages
  • March 2021
  • Region: Middle East
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 5311351

Regional Plans to Achieve Self-sufficiency and In-country Local Value Addition Creating Growth Opportunities

Globally, governments and private industries are finding innovative methods to shift to circular economy models for sustainable growth. Circular economy models aim to maximize resource value and eliminate waste by improving the design of materials, products, systems, and businesses. Large organizations that are redevising their business strategies towards circularity can expect greater stability and efficiency among their supply chains. This will have a positive implication for the economy and the environment. The GCC has a high potential for circular economy models as the country is facing the adverse effects of their current waste management practices, which are mostly linear models. By embracing circular economy models, GCC countries can achieve sustainable growth, which is the objective of their federal government.

Municipal waste management is a major concern in the GCC. The total waste generated is expected to increase from 128 Mn MT in 2019 to as high as 164 Mn MT per annum by 2025, across the GCC. The existing landfilling strategies will not be able to handle this increase. This will result in a need for alternative mechanisms to tackle waste.

The critical gap in the present waste management value chain is source segregation. The GCC countries do not follow adequate source segregation but have an efficient collection and transportation system.

The analyst expects the GCC to make an aggressive shift towards integrated waste management, with an emphasis on “waste-to-value” methods like recycling. This can already be seen in the form of recent tenders for waste management in the GCC, as well as in the broader Middle East and North Africa region. This will also cause severe disruptions to the existing waste management industry, which has so far been primarily focused on aspects of collection and transportation. Additionally, there is also a need for greater focus on optimizing the segregation process, both at source and material recovery facilities. Such disruptions will result in the emergence of opportunities in the sector for companies that can deliver solutions around segregation, recycling, treatment, and waste-to-energy solutions across services, technology, and equipment. The opportunities would not be limited to equipment specific to waste, and even energy equipment and pollution control equipment manufacturers stand to gain, with the anticipated increase in demand for boilers, incinerators, flue-gas treatment systems, etc.

Waste management companies must focus on skill development, partnerships, and technology acquisition.

The analyst believes that municipalities in the GCC will play a key role in accelerating optimization through benchmarking, assessing successful models in other regions, and implementing those learnings in the regional context. This is expected to encourage technology and IIOT adoption in the waste management sector. Smart bins, drones, and AI/data analytics are all expected to be deployed in the waste management value chain in the long term to improve recycling and efficiency.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the circular economy growth opportunities?
  • what are the key market trends driving the growth?
  • What are the digital trends in waste management?
  • Who are the key companies operating in the waste management sector in the GCC?
  • What should waste management service providers do to benefit from the identified growth opportunities?





























Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary - GCC Waste Management Market
  • Key Highlights in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Waste Management Market
  • Challenges Faced by the GCC Waste Management Industry Due to COVID-19
  • GCC Historic Waste Generation
  • Top Predictions for 2021

2. Strategic Imperatives
  • Why is it Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
  • The Strategic Imperative 8™
  • The Impact of the Top Three Strategic Imperatives on GCC Waste Management Industry
  • Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™

3. Growth Environment and Scope - GCC Waste Management Market
  • Research Scope
  • Market Segmentation

4. Macro Economic Factors Impacting GCC Waste Management Market
  • 2021 Middle East Economic Outlook - Top Predictions
  • Middle East - GDP Growth
  • Saudi Arabia and Qatar - GDP Growth Outlook
  • Middle East - Key Economic Developments
  • Material Consumption in the GCC Region - Key Facts and Trends
  • Circular Economy Concept and Opportunities
  • Circular Economy Potential Opportunity Size in the GCC
  • Circular Economy - Global Case Study 1
  • Circular Economy - Global Case Study 2

5. Key GCC Waste Generation Trends, 2021
  • GCC Waste Generation by Segment in 2020 and 2021
  • GCC Waste Generation by Country in 2021
  • Segment-wise Waste Generation Forecasts 2019-2025
  • COVID-19 Impact in 2020

6. Key Predictions for 2021
  • Key 2021 GCC Waste Management Market Trends
  • Prediction 1 - Zero Waste/Zero Landfills to be a Key Point of Focus for Governments Across the GCC
  • Prediction 2 - Waste-to-Energy will be a Key Aspect of an Integrated Waste Management Strategy
  • Prediction 3 - Sustainable Packaging will be Driven by the Private Sector Across the Food & Beverage, eCommerce, and FMCG Industries
  • Prediction 4 - Digital Solutions will be Implemented by Waste Management Companies, Particularly for Waste Bin Management and Waste Sorting
  • Prediction 5 - Closed-loop Recycling Systems will Evolve in the Medium-term, Particularly for Plastic Waste Management
  • Prediction 6 - Reverse Cycles will Evolve to Promote Remanufacturing and the Recycling Value Chain and Improve Resource Intensity

7. Waste Management Market Segment Outlook 2021
  • 2021 Market Snapshot - Municipal Solid Waste
  • Municipal Solid Waste - Companies to Watch Out for
  • 2021 Market Snapshot - Plastic Waste
  • Plastic Waste - Companies to Watch Out for
  • 2021 Market Snapshot - Lead-acid Battery Waste
  • Lead-acid Battery Waste - Companies to Watch Out for
  • 2021 Market Snapshot - C&D Waste
  • C&D Waste - Companies to Watch Out for

8. Growth Opportunity Universe - GCC Waste Management Market
  • Growth Opportunity 1: Plastic-to-Fuel for Enabling Circular Economy and Reducing Environmental Impact, 2021
  • Growth Opportunity 2: Used Lead-acid Battery Recycling Solutions for Environmentally Safe Disposal of Hazardous Waste, 2021
  • Growth Opportunity 3: Production of Recycled Products for Use in Construction Sector, 2021
  • Growth Opportunity 4: Waste-to-Energy Plants for Treating Non-recyclable Solid Waste, 2021
  • Growth Opportunity 5: Remanufacturing Solutions to Address Sustainability and Climate Change Targets, 2021
  • Growth Opportunity 6: Metals Recycling Solutions to Reduce Carbon Emissions and Environmental Footprint, 2021

9. Key Conclusions
  • List of Exhibits
  • Legal Disclaimer

10. Appendix
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
  • Learn More - Next Steps