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Global Paper Recycling Market (2021-2026) by Source of Collection, Type, Application, Collection & Segregation Channel, End-use, Geography, Competitive Analysis and the Impact of COVID-19 with Ansoff Analysis

  • ID: 5317165
  • Report
  • April 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 178 pages
  • Infogence Global Research
until Jul 31st 2021
The Global Paper Recycling Market is Estimated to be USD 47.5 Bn in 2021 and is Expected to Reach USD 58.6 Bn by 2026, Growing at a CAGR of 4.3%


  • Atlas Green Recycling
  • Evergreen Paper Recycling
  • Huhtamaki
  • Lovell Recycling Limited
  • Republic Services
  • ST Paper Resources
  • MORE
The Global Paper Recycling Market is estimated to be USD 47.5 Bn in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 58.6 Bn by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 4.3%.

Significant factors promoting the growth of the global paper recycling market are attributed to the increased threat towards the rapid depletion of resources. This has led to a conscious awareness of sustainability among the consumers and business enterprises with the increased adoption of eco-friendly products. Besides, recycled paper also offers various cost-benefit advantages as well as a favorable impact on the environment. These factors are further boosting the market growth.

The costs associated with the machinery as well as the inefficient waste collection mechanism and the segregation system can be a deterrent to the market growth.

Market Dynamics

  • Rapid Depletion of Resources
  • Increasing Awareness about Sustainability
  • Favorable Environmental Impact of Paper Recycling
  • Cost Benefits Attached to Paper Recycling
  • The High Cost of Machinery
  • Inefficient Waste Paper Collection and Segregation System
  • Emerging Business Opportunities
  • Favorable Governmental Policies and Initiatives
  • Increased Consumer Preference towards Adoption of Eco-Friendly Packaging Solutions
  • Increased Competition from International Players

By Source of Collection, the market is classified as industries, offices, and households. Amongst all, Industries hold the largest share with the major applications in the newsprint paper, printing & writing paper, and packaging products. The collection of paper for recycling not only helps the manufacturing industries to save on time but also saves on the manufacturing processes. It has been seen that more than 35% of the raw material demand of paper in countries in India and China are met by recycled paper. These factors aid in the growth of the market.

By Type, the market is classified as Corrugated Cardboard, Newspapers, Magazines, Office Paper, Mixed Paper, and Others. Corrugated Cardboard holds the largest market share as it is widely adopted in the packaging industry in developed and developed countries. Also, it is considered to be of the highest value in terms of paper grade. With the high durability that it has to offer, it can allow for maximum recycling.

By Application, the market is classified as Newsprint Paper, Cardboard, Writing & Printing Paper, and Packaging Products. Writing And Printing Paper finds its application for different individual needs at home or business such as manufacturing of catalogs, books, notebooks, newspapers, magazines, commercial printing, business forms, stationeries, copying, and digital printing, etc. Moreover, the use of writing paper has evolved towards initiating business transactions, further propelling the growth of the segment.

By Collection And Segregation Channel, the market is classified as Kerb-side Pick-up, Paper Bank Collection, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Collection. Municipal solid waste holds the largest market share, with around 69 mn tonnes being recycled and 25 million tonnes being composted as per the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2018. Amongst the different wastes, paper & paper board wastes are maximum accounting to 23.05%. Moreover, state Governments and local Governments ensure adequate management of MSW by prioritizing their objectives towards the same. This further facilitates the growth of this segment.

By End Use, the market is classified as food & beverages, retail, electrical & electronics, printing & paper, and building & construction, and others. Print and Paper hold the highest market share as it has its applications across industry-wide domains from conventional methods to digital printing, augmenting the growth of the market. Countries like Europe producing 90 million tonnes of paper requirements based on recycled fibers further contribute to the growth of the print and paper industry segment.

By Geography, Europe holds the largest share in the global paper recycling market. It is mainly attributed to the fact that the major manufacturing activities comprising of raw material demand (50%) are fulfilled by recycled paper. As per the data statistics of the 2017 European Paper Recycling Council, 72.3% of paper consumed in Europe is totally recycled paper. Also, the Asia Pacific is estimated to be the second-largest region holding a high market share during the forecast period with the rapid issues arising in tackling waste generation and management. The low costs for paper recycling in the region also contribute to the growth of the region.

The Global Paper Recycling Market is segmented further based on Source of Collection, Type, Application, Collection & Segregation Channel, End Use, and geography

Global Paper Recycling Market, By Source of Collection
  • Introduction
  • Industries
  • Offices
  • Households
Global Paper Recycling Market, By Type
  • Introduction
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Office Paper
  • Mixed Paper
  • Others
Global Paper Recycling Market, By Application
  • Introduction
  • Newsprint Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Writing & Printing Paper
  • Packaging Products
Global Paper Recycling Market, By Collection & Segregation Channel
  • Introduction
  • Kerb-side Pick-up
  • Paper Bank Collection
  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Collection
Global Paper Recycling Market, By End Use
  • Introduction
  • Food & beverages
  • Retail
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Printing & Paper
  • Building & Construction
  • Others
Global Paper Recycling Market, By Geography
  • Introduction
  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World
Company Profiles

Some of the companies covered in this report are Cascades Recovery+, Global Waste Recyclers Ltd, Hanna Paper, Heinzel Holding GmbH, Republic Services, Inc., International Paper, Perlen Papier AG, Sonoco Products Company, ST Paper Resources PTE LTD, WASCO, etc.

Competitive Quadrant

The report includes a Competitive Quadrant, a proprietary tool to analyze and evaluate the position of companies based on their Industry Position score and Market Performance score. The tool uses various factors for categorizing the players into four categories. Some of these factors considered for analysis are financial performance over the last 3 years, growth strategies, innovation score, new product launches, investments, growth in market share, etc.

Lions: Represents companies with a strong foothold in the market, with the highest market share, large investments in technologies, new products.
Bulls: Companies that are medium in size competing with their USPs, growing companies with proven market share.
Rabbits: Small companies but growing rapidly, constantly improving their offerings in the market.
Tortoise: Companies that are slow in growth, having a long legacy, and stable or negative in performance.

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  • The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the Global Paper Recycling Market.
  • The report includes in-depth qualitative analysis, verifiable data from authentic sources, and projections about market size. The projections are calculated using proven research methodologies.
  • The report has been compiled through extensive primary and secondary research. The primary research is done through interviews, surveys, and observation of renowned personnel in the industry.
  • The report includes in-depth market analysis using Porter’s 5 force model and the Ansoff Matrix. The impact of Covid-19 on the market is also featured in the report.
  • The report also contains the competitive analysis using the Competitive Quadrant, the analyst's Proprietary competitive positioning tool.
Report Highlights:
  • A complete analysis of the market including parent industry
  • Important market dynamics and trends
  • Market segmentation
  • Historical, current, and projected size of the market based on value and volume
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market
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  • Atlas Green Recycling
  • Evergreen Paper Recycling
  • Huhtamaki
  • Lovell Recycling Limited
  • Republic Services
  • ST Paper Resources
  • MORE
1 Report Description
1.1 Study Objectives
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Currency
1.4 Years Considered
1.5 Language
1.6 Key Shareholders

2 Research Methodology
2.1 Research Process
2.2 Data Collection and Validation
2.2.1 Secondary Research
2.2.2 Primary Research
2.3 Market Size Estimation
2.4 Assumptions of the Study
2.5 Limitations of the Study

3 Executive Summary

4 Market Overview
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Market Dynamics
4.2.1 Drivers
4.2.2 Restraints
4.2.3 Opportunities
4.2.4 Challenges
4.3 Trends

5 Market Analysis
5.1 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.2 Impact of COVID-19
5.3 Ansoff Matrix Analysis

6 Global Paper Recycling Market, By Source of Collection
6.1 Industries
6.2 Offices
6.3 Households

7 Global Paper Recycling Market, By Type
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Corrugated Cardboard
7.3 Newspapers
7.4 Magazines
7.5 Office Paper
7.6 Mixed Paper
7.7 Others

8 Global Paper Recycling Market, By Application
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Newsprint Paper
8.3 Cardboard
8.4 Writing & Printing Paper
8.5 Packaging Products
8.6 Others

9 Global Paper Recycling Market, By Collection & Segregation Channel
9.1 Kerb-side Pick-up
9.2 Paper Bank Collection
9.3 Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Collection

10 Global Paper Recycling Market, By End-Use
10.1 Food & beverages
10.2 Retail
10.3 Electrical & Electronics
10.4 Printing & Paper
10.5 Building & Construction
10.6 Others

11 Global Paper Recycling Market, By Geography
11.1 Introduction
11.2 North America
11.2.1 US
11.2.2 Canada
11.2.3 Mexico
11.3 South America
11.3.1 Brazil
11.3.2 Argentina
11.4 Europe
11.4.1 UK
11.4.2 France
11.4.3 Germany
11.4.4 Italy
11.4.5 Spain
11.4.6 Rest of Europe
11.5 Asia-Pacific
11.5.1 China
11.5.2 Japan
11.5.3 India
11.5.4 Indonesia
11.5.5 Malaysia
11.5.6 South Korea
11.5.7 Australia
11.5.8 Russia
11.5.9 Rest of APAC
11.6 Rest of the World
11.6.1 Qatar
11.6.2 Saudi Arabia
11.6.3 South Africa
11.6.4 United Arab Emirates
11.6.5 Latin America

12 Competitive Landscape
12.1 Competitive Quadrant
12.2 Market Share Analysis
12.3 Competitive Scenario
12.3.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
12.3.2 Agreements, Collaborations, & Partnerships
12.3.3 New Product Launches & Enhancements
12.3.4 Investments & Fundings

13 Company Profiles
13.1 Kruger
13.2 WeCycle Ltd
13.3 Republic Services
13.4 Sonoco Recycling
13.5 Hanna Paper Recycling
13.6 WASCO
13.7 Perlen Papier
13.8 ST Paper Resources
13.9 Cascades Recovery
13.10 Global Wastepaper Recyclers
13.11 International Paper
13.12 Heinzel Group
13.13 DS Smith
13.14 Veolia Environment
13.15 Remondis
13.16 Kokusai Pulp & Paper
13.17 Huanjia Group
13.18 Shandong Century Sunshine
13.19 Northern International
13.20 China Recycling Development
13.21 Tianjin Wuchan
13.22 Carolina Fibre Corporation
13.23 Evergreen Paper Recycling
13.24 Ecogen
13.25 Atlas Green Recycling
13.26 Sunbright Paper Recycling
13.27 Lovell Recycling Limited
13.28 Rocky Mountain Recycling
13.29 Huhtamaki

14 Appendix
14.1 Questionnaire
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  • Republic Services
  • Sonoco Recycling
  • Hanna Paper Recycling
  • Perlen Papier
  • ST Paper Resources
  • Cascades Recovery
  • Global Wastepaper Recyclers
  • International Paper
  • Heinzel Group
  • DS Smith
  • Veolia Environment
  • Remondis
  • Kokusai Pulp & Paper
  • Huanjia Group
  • Shandong Century Sunshine
  • Northern International
  • China Recycling Development
  • Tianjin Wuchan
  • Carolina Fibre Corporation
  • Evergreen Paper Recycling
  • Ecogen
  • Atlas Green Recycling
  • Sunbright Paper Recycling
  • Lovell Recycling Limited
  • Rocky Mountain Recycling
  • Huhtamaki
  • Kruger
  • WeCycle Ltd
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