Recyclable Packaging Market Research Report - Global Forecast 2030

Recyclable Packaging Market Research Report Information By Material Type (Glass, Paper, Plastic, Tinplate, Wood, Aluminum, Biodegradable Plastic and Recycled Papers), Packaging Type (Paper & Cardboard, Void Fill Packing, Bubble Wrap and Pouches & Envelopes), End-Use Industry (Healthcare Industry, Personal Care & Cosmetics Industry and Food & Beverages Industry), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) – Market Forecast Till 2030.

ID: MRFR/PNT/7063-HCR | 107 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh | March 2024         

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Global Recyclable Packaging Market Overview


Recyclable Packaging Market Size was valued at USD 25 Billion in 2022. The Recyclable Packaging market industry is projected to grow from USD 27 Billion in 2023 to USD 46 Billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.00% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). The demand for recyclable packaging and green packaging material is expected to be driven by increasingly stringent regulations for adopting recycling packaging materials and consumer awareness regarding healthy lifestyles and eco packaging are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.
Global Recyclable Packaging Market Overview


   Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Recyclable Packaging Market Trends




  • Growing consumer awareness regarding eco packaging to boost market growth




Consumer awareness and demand for eco-friendly or sustainable packaging options are among the key drivers of the Global Recyclable Packaging Market. As consumers become more environmentally conscious, they are increasingly looking for products that are packaged in materials that can be easily recycled or are made from recycled materials themselves. This has led to an increase in demand for recyclable packaging materials, such as paper and cardboard, aluminum, glass, and various types of plastic that are easily recyclable. Manufacturers are also exploring new and innovative ways to design and produce sustainable packaging solutions that are not only eco-friendly but also practical and cost-effective.


Furthermore, government regulations and initiatives aimed at reducing waste and promoting recycling have also played a significant role in driving the growth of the recyclable packaging market. Many countries around the world have implemented policies to incentivize the use of sustainable packaging materials, while others have imposed restrictions on the use of non-recyclable materials or have introduced mandatory recycling programs. Overall, the increasing consumer demand for eco-friendly products, coupled with government regulations and initiatives, are expected to continue driving the growth of the recyclable packaging market in the coming years. Therefore, such factors related to Recyclable Packaging have enhanced the Recyclable Packaging market CAGR across the globe in recent years.


Recyclable Packaging Market Segment Insights


Recyclable Packaging Material Type Insights


The Global Recyclable Packaging Market segmentation, based on material type, includes Glass, Paper, Plastic, Tinplate, Wood, Aluminum, Biodegradable Plastic and Recycled Papers. The plastic segment held the majority share in 2022 of the Global Recyclable Packaging Market revenue. Plastic is one of the most widely used materials in packaging, and it can be recycled to make a variety of products, including packaging. Other materials, such as glass, paper, tinplate, wood, aluminum, biodegradable plastic, and recycled paper, also play a significant role in the recyclable packaging market. Each of these materials has its unique properties and can be recycled to make different types of packaging products.


Recyclable Packaging Type Insights


The Global Recyclable Packaging Market segmentation, based on type, includes Paper & Cardboard, Void Fill Packing, Bubble Wrap and Pouches & Envelopes. The Paper & Cardboard segment held the majority share in 2022 of the global Recyclable Packaging. Paper and cardboard are widely used in packaging due to their recyclability, availability, and low cost. Many companies have also made commitments to using more sustainable packaging materials, including paper and cardboard.


Recyclable Packaging End-Use Insights


Based on end use, the Global Recyclable Packaging Market segmentation includes Healthcare Industry, Personal Care & Cosmetics Industry and Food & Beverages Industry. The Food & Beverages Industry segment dominated the market in 2022 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2023-2030. The food and beverage industry is one of the largest users of packaging materials, and as a result, it is a significant contributor to the Global Recyclable Packaging Market. This is because food and beverage products require packaging to protect them during transport, storage, and sale. These all factors for Recyclable Packaging positively impact the market growth.


Figure 2: Global Recyclable Packaging Market, by Type, 2022 & 2030 (USD Billion)


Global Recyclable Packaging Market, by Type, 2022 & 2030


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review 


Recyclable Packaging Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. the Asia-Pacific region accounted for the largest share of the Global Recyclable Packaging Market. This is attributed to a combination of factors, including the region's large population, increasing environmental awareness, and government regulations promoting the use of sustainable packaging. The recyclable packaging market is expected to continue to grow in the Asia-Pacific region and globally, driven by increasing demand for environmentally friendly packaging solutions and a shift toward a circular economy.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil


Figure 3: GLOBAL RECYCLABLE PACKAGING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)
GLOBAL RECYCLABLE PACKAGING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe’s Recyclable Packaging market accounts for the third-largest market share. Europe has been implementing strict environmental regulations and policies, which have led to the growth of the recyclable packaging market. The European Union has set targets to increase the use of recyclable materials in packaging, reduce waste, and promote sustainable production and consumption. These policies have encouraged companies to adopt more environmentally friendly practices, including the use of recyclable packaging. Additionally, there is a growing awareness among consumers about the importance of reducing waste and choosing eco-friendly products. As a result, there is a high demand for recyclable packaging in Europe, which has led to the growth of the market. Further, the Germany Recyclable Packaging market held the largest market share, and the UK Recyclable Packaging market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


North America, Recyclable Packaging market, is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2030. Factors driving this growth in North America include increasing demand for eco-friendly packaging solutions, rising consumer awareness of environmental issues, and government initiatives to promote sustainable packaging. In addition, many businesses are adopting sustainable practices and incorporating recyclable packaging into their supply chains, further driving the growth of the market. Moreover, the U.S. Recyclable Packaging market held the largest market share, and the Canada Recyclable Packaging market was the fastest-growing market in the North American region.


Recyclable Packaging Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the Recyclable Packaging market grow even more. Market participants are also taking a range of strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, with key market developments such as new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the Recyclable Packaging industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.


The major market players are investing a lot of money in R&D to expand their product lines, which will spur further market growth for Recyclable Packaging. With significant market development like new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations, market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global presence. To grow and thrive in a market climate that is becoming more competitive and growing, competitors in the Recyclable Packaging industry must offer affordable products.


Manufacturing locally to cut operating costs is one of the main business tactics manufacturers use in the global Recyclable Packaging industry to benefit customers and expand the market sector. Major Recyclable Packaging market players, including Graham Packaging Company, Ebro Color GmbH, Lacerta Group, Inc., Salazar Packaging, Inc., Amcor, 3M, APP (Asia Pulp & Paper), Tetrapak, American Packaging Corporation, Avery Dennison Corporation, and BASF SE, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by funding R&D initiatives.


Graham Packaging Company is a global leader in plastic packaging solutions. The company offers a wide range of plastic packaging products, including containers for food and beverages, household and industrial chemicals, personal care and beauty products, and healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Its packaging solutions are designed to meet the specific needs of customers across various industries, with a focus on sustainability and innovation. Graham Packaging is committed to sustainable packaging and has been at the forefront of developing eco-friendly products. The company uses advanced technologies and materials to reduce the environmental impact of its packaging products. Additionally, it offers a range of recycling services to help customers manage their plastic waste.


Ebro Color GmbH is a German company that specializes in the production of high-quality colorants and additives for the plastics industry. The company offers a wide range of products, including color and additive masterbatches, liquid and paste colorants, and functional additives. Its products are designed to meet the specific needs of customers in various industries, such as automotive, construction, packaging, and consumer goods. Ebro Color is committed to sustainability and offers eco-friendly products that reduce the environmental impact of plastic products. The company has implemented a comprehensive sustainability program that includes the use of renewable raw materials, energy-efficient production processes, and the recycling of plastic waste.


List of the Key Companies in the Recyclable Packaging market includes



Recyclable Packaging Industry Developments


July 2021: Tetra Pak announced that it has entered into a partnership with Stora Enso to triple the recycling capacity of beverage cartons in Poland.


Recyclable Packaging Market Segmentation


Recyclable Packaging Material Type Outlook



  • Glass & Paper

  • Plastic

  • Tinplate & Wood & Aluminum

  • Biodegradable Plastic and Recycled Papers


Recyclable Packaging Type Outlook



  • Paper & Cardboard

  • Void Fill Packing & Bubble Wrap

  • Pouches & Envelopes


Recyclable Packaging End-Use Outlook



  • Healthcare Industry

  • Personal Care & Cosmetics Industry

  • Food & Beverages Industry


Recyclable Packaging Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: USD 4,950.78 million
  CAGR   4.1% CAGR (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period    2022 to 2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Material Type, Packaging Type, and End-Use Industry
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Graham Packaging Company (US), Ebro Color GmbH (Germany), Lacerta Group, Inc. (US), Salazar Packaging, Inc.(US), Amcor (Australia), 3M (US), APP (Asia Pulp & Paper) (Indonesia), American Packaging Corporation.(US), Avery Dennison Corporation (US), and BASF SE (Germany)
  Key Market Opportunities   New product launches and R&D amongst major key players
  Key Market Drivers

  • Increasingly stringent regulations for adopting recycling packaging materials
  • Consumer awareness regarding healthy lifestyles and eco packaging




  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The Global Recyclable Packaging Market size was valued at USD 25 Billion in 2022.

    The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.00% during the forecast period, 2023-2030.

    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America are the main regions chosen for the study of Recyclable Packaging Market share.

    Asia Pacific had the largest share in the Global Recyclable Packaging Market.

    The key players in the market are Graham Packaging Company, Ebro Color GmbH, Lacerta Group, Inc., Salazar Packaging, Inc., Amcor, 3M, APP (Asia Pulp & Paper), American Packaging Corporation, Avery Dennison Corporation, and BASF SE.

    The plastic category dominated the market in 2022.

    Food & beverages had the largest share in the global market for Recyclable Packaging.

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