Global Recycled Plastic Market Size to Reach $67.1 Billion at a CAGR of 4.7% by 2030

Vantage Market Research expects the Recycled Plastic Market to reach USD 67.1 Billion by 2030, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7% during 2024-2030.

Global Recycled Plastic Market Size to Reach $67.1 Billion at a CAGR of 4.7% by 2030
Recycled Plastic Market

The Global Recycled Plastic Market size reached USD 46.5 Billion in 2022. Vantage Market Research expects the market to reach USD 67.1 Billion by 2030, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7% during 2024-2030.

Table of Contents


·         The Growing Urgency: Addressing Plastic Pollution Through Recycling

The Global Plastic Problem:

·         Escalating Waste and Environmental Consequences

·         Recycling: A Solution for Resource Conservation and Reduced Pollution

Embracing Change: Recycled Plastic's Rise Across Industries

·         Fashion Industry Trends: From Longchamp's Eco-Friendly Bags to Sustainable Materials

·         Beverage Giants Take Action: Coca-Cola's Commitment to Recycled Plastic

Automotive Industry Joins the Green Movement:

·         Ford's Creative Initiative: Transforming Plastic Bottles into Car Parts

Furniture from Recycled Plastic: The Circular Economy in Action

·         Econiture: Transforming Waste into Sustainable Furniture Solutions

Regulatory Landscape:

·         The European Union's Regulations on Recycled Plastic for Food Contact

·         The United States' Approach: Case-by-Case Evaluation by the FDA

Beyond Bottles: Exploring Diverse Applications of Recycled Plastic

·         Construction, Fuel Production, Household Goods, and More

·         Healthcare Embraces Sustainability: Exploring Medical Applications

Challenges and Solutions in the Medical Sector:

·         Addressing Contamination Concerns in Medical Plastic Waste

·         Innovative Solutions: Recyclable Medical Plastics and Responsible Waste Management

·         Case Study: Med-X SharpCYCLE™ Containers - A Sustainable Waste Disposal System


·         A Collective Effort Towards a Sustainable Future: Recycled Plastic's Potential

·         Consumer Influence and the Future of Recycled Plastic Products


In the ever-growing concern for our environment, the push for sustainability has transcended various industries, prompting a shift towards recycled materials. Plastic, a notorious contributor to pollution and environmental degradation, is transforming its usage. Companies worldwide are adopting innovative ways to incorporate Recycled Plastic into their products, from fashion to healthcare. Let's delve into the changing landscape of Recycled Plastic and how it's shaping a more sustainable future.

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Top Companies in Global Recycled Plastic Market

  • Veolia (France)
  • Plastipak Holdings Inc. (U.S.)
  • Loop Industries Inc. (Canada)
  • Republic Services Inc. (U.S.)
  • KW Plastics (U.S.)
  • Biffa PLC (UK)
  • Alpek (Mexico)
  • MBA Polymers (U.S.)
  • Cabka (Netherlands)
  • Jayplas (UK)
  • Stericycle (U.S.)
  • Far Eastern New Century Corporation (Taiwan)

The Global Plastic Dilemma

As per recent reports, the amount of plastic waste is expected to nearly triple by 2060, with only a fraction being recycled. This alarming trend has spurred a call for action to address the ecological impact of plastic pollution. Recycling plastic conserves energy, reduces the demand for fossil-fuel-based raw materials, saves landfill space, and minimizes environmental pollution. 

Fashion Icons and Beverage Giants Embrace Recycled Plastic for Environmental Impact

Leading the charge in the fashion industry, iconic brands like Longchamp are creating sustainable alternatives. 'Le Pliage Green,' Longchamp's eco-friendly version of their renowned bag, is made from recycled polyamide. Similarly, Coca-Cola has committed to using 50% Recycled Plastic in its bottles, with plans to go 100% recycled in North America. This initiative aims to reduce carbon emissions and combat the environmental repercussions of plastic waste. 

Automotive Innovation

Even the automotive industry is joining the green revolution. Ford, for instance, converts plastic bottles into car mats for their Ecosport model. With over 650 million plastic bottles recycled, Ford's initiative showcases how creativity can contribute to a cleaner planet. 

Furniture from Trash

Companies like Econiture exemplify the circular economy concept, turning trash into unique, sustainable products. Established in 2017, Econiture specializes in furniture made from Recycled Plastic materials, offering a range of chairs, desks, racks, stands, tables, and benches. Their commitment to chemical-free and pigment-free production aligns with the rising demand for environmentally conscious alternatives.

 Regulatory Changes

Regulations play a pivotal role in shaping the Recycled Plastic landscape. The European Union regulates Recycled Plastic materials intended for food contact under Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1616. Meanwhile, in the United States, the FDA evaluates the use of Recycled Plastic on a case-by-case basis. The rise in registered recycling processes demonstrates an increasing focus on sustainable practices in both regions. 

Diverse Applications

The surge in plastic production has compelled scientists and researchers to explore innovative uses for Recycled Plastic. Sectors like construction, fuel production, household goods, fabric, clothing, and even healthcare are finding viable solutions in Recycled Plastic. Construction materials modified with plastic waste reduce landfill contributions and alleviate the strain on mined construction materials, minimizing the construction industry's environmental impact.

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Healthcare's Green Initiative

The challenge lies in recycling medical plastics due to contamination concerns in healthcare. However, innovative solutions are emerging. Medical companies are designing recyclable plastics for medical applications, and hospitals are collaborating with recycling companies to manage medical plastic waste responsibly. From disposable personal protective equipment to prosthetics and implants, Recycled Plastic is finding a valuable place in the healthcare sector. For example, the Australian startup Med-X offers an eco-friendly remedy for handling medical plastic waste. Med-X SharpCYCLE™ containers, crafted from Polypropylene, are entirely recyclable upon being returned to or serviced by Med-X. This helps lessen the environmental footprint and expense of waste disposal in medical settings such as hospitals. 


The changing landscape of Recycled Plastic signifies a collective effort towards a more sustainable future. Industries are reimagining their practices from high-end fashion to everyday products to reduce environmental impact. As consumers become increasingly eco-conscious, the demand for Recycled Plastic products will likely drive further innovation and inspire a broader shift towards sustainable practices across various sectors.

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