Europe Bio-Waste Shredder Market

Europe Bio-Waste Shredder Market Size, Share & Growth Analysis, By Capacity (up to 25 kgs/hr, up to 50 kg/hr, up to 100 kg/hr, up to 200 kg/hr, more than 200 kg/hr) , By Operation (semi- automatic and fully automatic), & Country - Market Insights 2023-2033

Analysis of Europe Bio-Waste Shredder Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Europe Bio-Waste Shredder Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The Europe bio-waste shredder market is set to enjoy a valuation of US$ 139 Million in 2023 and further expand at a CAGR of 4.3% to reach US$ 212 Million by the end of 2033.

Europe accounts for roughly 10% of the global waste production and in an attempt to move closer to being a circular economy, bio-waste shredders are largely being employed in agricultural and healthcare industries. This trend is expected to accelerate further in the forecast period.

Report Attributes


Market Size (2022A)

US$ 134 Million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 139 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 212 Million

Europe Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

4.3% CAGR

Germany Market Share (2022)

~ 26%

United Kingdom Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~ 3.1% CAGR

Market Share of Top 5 Companies

~ 18.2%

Key Companies Profiled

  • UNTHA shredding technology GmbH
  • Filamaker
  • Shredding Systems, Inc.
  • Gient Heating Industry Co., Ltd
  • Doppstadt Group
  • Sulzer Ltd
  • Menart

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Sales Analysis of Bio-Waste Shredder (2018-2022) Vs. Market Forecast Outlook (2023-2033)

During historical period of 2018-2022, the European bio-waste shredder market observed a plodding growth by augmenting at a compound annual growth rate of 3.5%. Increase in population and tourism has increased Europe’s annual waste production across all domains. With the goal of transforming into a circular economy, the means of recycling or processing the waste have been increasingly explored over the historical period. Bio-waste shredder market experienced a capitalistic growth under the influence of this trend over 2018-2022.

The demand for bio-waste shredders is increasing with a great pace in the present time owing to increase in urbanization and industrialization. The lack of land availability for waste disposal called for alternative modes for waste disposal. Increase in crop production to feed the rising population and subsequent increase in agricultural waste production is one of the inescapable factor contributing to the increasing demand of bio-waste shredders.

Over the coming years, the application of bio- waste shredders is anticipated to expand at both, personal and community levels, owing to increase in environment and waste management literacy among the population. Additionally, incorporation of new technological advancements in the product offering from the manufacturer’s end will stage opportunity driven growth for the market in forecast period.

Further, increasing awareness about the use of products made from bio-waste processing such as fertilizers and composts, bio-gas and bio-based plastics will impel the market growth. Owing to all the aforementioned factors the market is anticipated to show positively inclined growth over the forecast period of 2023-2033, by portraying a CAGR of 4.3%.

  • Short Term (2023 Q2 to 2026): A liberal rise in biological waste management organizations across the region is staging incremental growth opportunities for the product market in short term forecast period of 2023-2026.
  • Medium Term (2026-2029): Increasing scattered waste volume across the region is staging opportunities for market growth in the medium run forecast period.
  • Long Term (2029-2033): Bio-waste shredder’s product sales is anticipated to grow in the long term forecast period over 2029-2033, owing to innovative and technologically advanced product offering from the manufacturer’s end such as incorporation advanced sterilization options to reduce bio-hazards.

Over the 2018-2022 historical period, the bio-waste shredder market registered a CAGR of 3.5% and according to the Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market is projected to exhibit growth at of 4.3% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.

Europe bio-waste shredder market forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of bio-waste shredder based on operation type and country is provided in a nutshell in the above image. Under the shredding capacity segment, up to 25kg/Hr shredding capacity sub-segment dominates with 47% market share in 2022.

What’s Driving the Demand for Bio-Waste Shredder?

Rise in Health Consciousness and Waste Management Awareness Among the Population to Elevate the Growth.

Biomedical, domestic, and agricultural waste are typically included in the term "bio-waste." A number of pathogenic microorganisms, disease-carrying mosquitoes, and other harmful bacteria and viruses can breed as a result of improper disposal of these debris or garbage, subsequently originating fatal diseases.

However, organizations such as FEAD in Europe are promoting waste treatment options that follow the waste hierarchy, particularly favoring reuse and recycling preparation over disposal processes like landfilling, which is staging growth opportunities for the market expansion. Additionally, increasing investments in personal health and hygiene among the regional population is propelling the progression of the bio-waste shredder market at household levels.

“Technologically Advanced Products Offered by Manufacturers to Propel Market’s Growth”.

The machines used in several waste management facilities to homogenize the collected bio-garbage are typically large in size and have large debris capacities. Due to the high costs associated with both their purchase and maintenance, these large shredders cannot be used by individuals or communities. However, manufacturers are rigorously investing in the creation of inventive and succinct products in order to fit in consumer’s requirements.

Improvements in structural design and the use of new technologies, such as automatic oiling systems, power-saving modes, and metal detector systems in the bio-waste shredder, will also draw customers towards the product and consequently escalate its market's expansion.

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What Do Bio-Waste Shredder Manufacturers Need to Watch Out for?

“High Manufacturing and Selling Cost of Biological Shredders to Anchor the Market Growth”

Despite being a very useful resource in waste management, the purchase of bio-waste shredders is very constrained because of their high cost. Only huge government or private organizations buy and use the large shredders to reduce and homogenize the collected debris.

Additionally, the overall economic value of the product increase with the incorporation of new and innovative technologies in the manufacturing and product assembly processes. The fact that few manufacturers export particular parts of the machineries across multiple international borders is another factor contributing in the high price of the products which is supposed to create challenges in the market growth.

Country-wise Insights

Will Germany Lead the Europe Bio-Waste Shedder Market?

Bio-waste contributes approximately 30 - 40% of the total waste produced in Germany. Additionally, Germany has been the largest exporter of all sorts of garbage in the European region in the past years implying the largest volume of bio-waste production as well. Under stringent regulations, that demand segregated disposal of biological and non-biological waste, Germany offers easy processing of bio-waste.

The pacing steps of Germany towards sustainability have pushed forward the use of bio-waste shredder for processing household biological waste, agricultural waste and medical waste. Use of bio-waste shredder for compost processing has gained significant attraction throughout the country. Owing to the above mentioned reasons, the country will dominate the Europe bio-waste shredder market by holding a value share of 25% in 2023.

Why is UK expected to be Highly Lucrative Market for Bio-waste Shredder?

The UK uses nearly 69% of its total usable land for agriculture and related activities, which has increased the amount of total agricultural waste generated in the country. Moreover, continuous increasing population density in UK has directly increased the waste generation in the country.

Additionally, increasing advanced medical and healthcare facilitates in the country has gravitated medical tourism which has led to a sudden increase in bio-medical debris and garbage which is anticipated to drive the product market with lucrative growth opportunities. UK bio-waste shredder market is forecast to experience a CAGR of 3.1% over 2023-2033.

Category-wise Insights

What is Lifting the Demand for Up to 25Kg/hr Bio-Waste Shedders?

The most common type of bio-waste shredder by shredding capacity is up to 25kg/hr. The sub-segment's popularity and productivity is expected to cause it to hold a value share of 47% in 2023. These types of shredders enable the cost-effective shredding of bio-waste in both solid and wet forms.

These shredders' structural design also uses less electricity because it incorporates many energy-saving features, including manual bag bucket filling mechanisms, reverse rotating shafts, low dust and fume emissions, and emergency stop switches.

Due to the previously mentioned factors, up to 25kg/hr processing capacity shredders are more prevalent than others and is anticipated to grow exponentially in the forecast period.

Which Operation Predilection for Bio-Waste Shredders is Offering Rewarding Growth?

The operation segment is divided into two sub-segments namely, semi-automatic and fully automatic out of which the semi-automatic will lead the market in the year 2023 by holding a value share of approximately 64% of the Europe bio-waste shredder market.

These shredders are most preferred ones due to their low purchase cost. Additionally, these type of shredders are popular among the municipal waste management and treatment plants due to its high disposal efficiencies and low maintenance costs.

Moreover, semi-automatic bio-waste shredders are also available in the market with several customizations depending upon the type of bio-waste that is to be shredded. Various sizes of blades and material for shafts are offered by manufacturers for personalized customizations. Therefore, in the forecast years, the semi-automatic bio-waste shredder demand is expected to rise with a CAGR of 4% over 2023-2033.

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Competitive Landscape

UNTHA shredding technology GmbH, Filamaker, Shredding Systems, Inc., Gient Heating Industry Co., Ltd, ANDRITZ, Doppstadt Group, VERTISA CORPORATION, Sulzer Ltd, DONASONIC, Menart are the key manufacturers in Europe bio-waste shredder market.

The key market players are incorporating advanced technologies in their products to attract customer’s attention. Partnerships with government and non-government waste management agencies as a part of inorganic strategy to expand their reach is adopted by most of the market players. Moreover, manufacturers are also using innovative marketing plans such as investments on brand websites and public awareness campaigns to promote their offered products.

  • In October 2022, UNTHA group an international shredding machine manufacturer acquired Aigner Stahlbau Verkehrstechnik GmbH to expand its supply channels and market presence.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of Bio-Waste Shredder positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Bio-Waste Shredder Industry Research

  • By Shredding Capacity :

    • Up to 25 Kg/Hr
    • Up to 50 Kg/Hr
    • Up to 100 Kg/Hr
    • Up to 200 Kg/Hr
    • More than 200 Kg/Hr
  • By Operation :

    • Fully Automatic
    • Semi-Automatic
  • By Country :

    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Nordics
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe

- FAQs -

What is the Europe bio-waste shredder market size?

The Europe bio-waste shredder market is anticipated to be valued at US$ 139 Million in 2023.

Which shredding capacity holds the highest market share?

Up to 25kg/hr capacity bio-waste shredders will account for 47% share of Europe sales by the end of 2023.

How is the market for Europe bio-waste shredder expected to fare going forward?

The demand for Europe Bio-Waste Shredder in Europe is anticipated to reach US$ 212 Million by 2033-end.

Which country’s bio-waste shredder market accounts for a leading market share?

Germany will top the Europe bio-waste shredder market and will account for 26% market share in 2033.

How did the market perform over the last few years?

During 2018-2022, sales of bio-waste shredder increased at 3.5% CAGR.

Europe Bio-Waste Shredder Market

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