Recycled Glass Market Size By Source (Deposit Program, Drop Off/Buy Back Centers, Curbside Pickups), By Product (Cullet [Clear Cullet, Amber Cullet, Green Cullet], Crushed Glass, Glass Powder), By Application (Glass Bottle & Containers, Flat Glass, Fiber Glass, Highway Beads, Abrasives, Fillers), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 - 2026

Published Date: Nov 2019  |  Report ID: GMI2699  |  Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Soumalya Chakraborty

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 250   |   Base Year: 2018




Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Recycled Glass Market size was valued at over USD 2.5 billion in 2018 and is estimated to exhibit over 7.5% CAGR from 2019 to 2026.
 

Recycled Glass Market

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Glass recycling is gaining popularity all over the world owing to its astounding benefits. Glass can be completely recycled over and over without any loss of quality or purity content. The raw materials required for the production of glass are silica, soda ash, limestone, cullet, etc. Cullet is furnace ready recycled glass used in the glass manufacturing. Recycled glass can substitute around 95% of the raw materials used in glass production. It can help in significant conservation of silica, soda ash and limestone, these raw materials are procured from Earth’s crust through mining. The usage of product can help in reduction of mining and associated transportation costs. It helps in minimizing then emission levels of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide during glass manufacturing. Additionally, the introduction of recycled glass during production can help glass manufacturers to cut down on energy costs and furnace maintenance & repair costs. The above mentioned factors will trigger the product consumption over the upcoming years.
 

Recycled Glass Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2018 Market Size in 2018: 2.64 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for: 2016 to 2017 Forecast Period: 2019 to 2026
Forecast Period 2019 to 2026 CAGR: 7.7% 2026 Value Projection: 4.76 Billion (USD)
Pages: 250 Tables, Charts & Figures: 330
Geographies covered (22): U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, China, India, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Egypt, GCC
Segments covered: Source, Product, and Application
Companies covered (14): Strategic Materials, Inc., Berryman Glass Recycling, Vetropack Holding Ltd., Dlubak Glass Company, Glass Recycled Surfaces, Momentum Recycling, LLC, Harsco Minerals International, Vitro Minerals, Inc., Coloured Aggregates Inc., Trivitro Corporation, Gallo Glass Company, G.R.L. Glasrecycling NV, Black Beauty Abrasive and Consol Glass (Pty) Ltd.
Growth Drivers:
  • Rising awareness about sustainable development
  • Tightening legislation to use recycle glass in Europe
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Complex manufacturing process
  • High investments in glass recycling

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Focus towards waste management and sustainable development will have major influence

Rising amounts of glass waste is one of the alarming issues faced all over the world. Most of these wastes are sent to landfills and incinerators thereby contributing in global warming and climate change. However, pilling up of glass waste in landfills can lead to emission of greenhouse gases. Incinerators release huge amount of pollutants in the surrounding environment. Hence, glass recycling can play pivotal role in waste management in upcoming years as it is efficient and environment-friendly. Most of the developed countries are promoting glass recycling through introduction of grants, schemes and funds. This will boost the pace of glass recycling during the forecast time span.
 

The recycled glass market may face adversity due to complexity involved in manufacturing process. These complications basically revolve around sorting and removal of contaminants from glass waste. Sorting is an important step to achieve cost optimization and maintain efficiency of production process. Additionally, it helps in reducing contaminants such as stones, metal caps, mirrors, ceramics, etc. Faulty waste collection system is responsible for the accumulation of contaminants in waste stream. More the percentage of contaminants, more will be the cost of contaminant removal process thereby increasing the complexity. Hence, recycled glass manufacturers must adhere to regulatory norms in order to reduce complexity and maintain financial viability of the production process. Another significant factor which may negatively influence the market growth is lack of investments. Investors may refrain from investing huge amounts of money due to low returns and longer payback periods. Many governments in North America and Europe are offering financial support to encourage glass recycling activities.
 

Drop off/buy back centers to be the most popular among the industry

Recycled Glass Market Size By Source, 2016, 2018 & 2026 (USD Million)
Recycled Glass Market Size By Source, 2016, 2018 & 2026 (USD Million)

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The market is divided into drop off/buy back centers, deposit program and curbside pickups on the basis of source. Drop off/buy back centers will capture significant share in the market by 2026. In this type of waste collection method, waste glass is first sent to material recovery facility and then to the glass recycling plant where sorting, contaminant removal and cleaning processes are performed. The strong growth of this sector is attributable to large amount of glass waste collection and ease of convenience during collection processes. Moreover, it aids in raising awareness about glass recycling among the local community.
 

Cullet exhibits promising growth trends within the forecast period

The glass recycling market is segmented into cullet, glass powder and crushed glass on the basis of product. Cullet held majority of market share in 2018 due to its wide usages in glass production processes. It improves the overall operational performance of glass production processes and minimizes the energy requirement & associated costs. Additionally, it enhances the service life of production equipment and decreases the amount of raw materials required. It is used in construction industry for roadway construction, aggregate replacement in concrete, drainage medium, etc. The cullet segment is further divided into clear cullet, amber cullet, green cullet and others. Among these, clear cullet is likely to grow speedily between 2019 to 2026.
 

Fiberglass will grow at rapid pace owing to its versatile nature and developing applications

Recycled Glass Market Application Outlook, 2018 (USD Million)
Recycled Glass Market Application Outlook, 2018 (USD Million)

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In terms of application, the market is divided into glass bottles & containers, fillers, flat glass, abrasives, fiber glass, highway beads and others. The others segment includes flux or binder, hydroponic rooting medium, filtration medium, etc. Fiberglass will capture considerable market share owing to its excellent insulation properties and superior resistive characteristics, low coefficient of linear expansion, etc. Increasing consumption of fiberglass by various end-user industries such as automotive, aerospace & defense, manufacturing, food processing, power generation, metals & mining, pulp & paper, etc. will trigger the recycled glass market growth in upcoming years.
 

Europe will be the leading product consuming region in upcoming years

Europe garnered around half of the volume share in 2018 and will grow steadily between the forecast period. The main reasons behind the dominance of Europe in the market are high awareness associated with glass recycling and supportive government policies. The European Union launched Circular Economy Package in order to promote efficient waste management and recycling activities. Many countries in the Europe are increasing landfill tax rates which will potentially reduce the amount of glass waste disposal in landfills and boost the market growth by 2026.
 

High degree of competition among the industry players

There are many large, mid and small scale recycled glass manufacturers present in the recycled glass market share. Some of the key players in the industry are Strategic Materials, Inc., Vetropack Holding, Berryman Glass Recycling, Glass Recycled Surfaces, Momentum Recycling, LLC, Dlubak Glass Company, Vitro Minerals, Inc., Harsco Minerals International, Coloured Aggregates, Gallo Glass Company, Trivitro Corporation, G.R.L. Glasrecycling NV and Consol Glass (Pty) Ltd. These manufacturers are trying to gain competitive advantage by production capacity expansion, product development & differentiation, strategic partnerships, collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, etc. For instance, in February 2018, Momentum Recycling LLC announced its first ever glass recycling drop off center in Utah which will help the company to collect waste glass in efficient manner. In May 2014, Vitro Minerals Inc established new recycled glass processing plant in Jackson, Tennessee having capacity of 26,000 ton per year.
 

Recycled glass market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons and revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2026, for the following segments:

Glass Recycling Market, By Source

  • Deposit program
  • Drop off/buy back centers
  • Curbside pickups

Market Forecast By Product

  • Cullet
    • Clear cullet
    • Amber cullet
    • Green cullet
    • Others
  • Crushed glass
  • Glass powder

Market Statistics By Application

  • Glass bottles & containers
  • Flat glass
  • Fiber glass
  • Highway beads
  • Abrasives
  • Fillers
  • Others

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • Sweden
    • Norway
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Singapore
    • Thailand
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Egypt
    • GCC
       

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Cullet product segment is expected to hold the major market share due to its wide usage in glass production processes which improves the overall operational performance and minimizes the energy requirement & associated costs.
According to this report, Europe garnered around half of the volume share in 2018 and will grow steadily between the forecast period owing to high awareness associated with glass recycling and supportive government policies.
The recycled glass industry may face adversity due to complexity involved in manufacturing process and the lack of investments as investors may refrain from investing huge amounts of money due to low returns and longer payback periods.

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