Europe Glass Recycling Machine Market

Europe Glass Recycling Machine Market Analysis, By Machine Type (Shredders, Extruders, Grinder, Mixer, Sorter, Washer, Others), By Mechanism (Semi-Automatic, Automatic), By Glass Type (Glass Bottle & Containers, Flat Glass, Fiber Glass, Others), and Country - Market Insights 2023 to 2033

Analysis of Europe Glass Recycling Machine Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Europe Glass Recycling Machine Market Outlook

The Europe glass recycling machine market is anticipated to project a valuation of US$ 370.9 million in 2023 and further expand at a CAGR of 2.4% to reach US$ 470.9 million by the end of 2033.

Glass is one of the most prevalent and intricate materials used. It provides virtually boundless aesthetic opportunities incorporated with incredible performance. It is a transparent, rigid material that is produced by applying extremely high heat to quartz or sand. It is weather-resistant and brittle in nature.

Report Attributes


Market Size (2022A)

US$ 360.9 Million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 370.9 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 470.9Million

Europe Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~2.4% CAGR

Germany Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~2.8% CAGR

United Kingdom Market Share (2023)


France Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~3.0% CAGR

BENELUX Market Share (2023)


Key Companies Profiled

  • American Pulverizer
  • Ampulverizer (Hustler Conveyor Company)
  • BottleCycler
  • Krysteline Group Ltd
  • McLanahan
  • Sesotec GmbH
  • Techna-Flo IMI plc
  • Wiscon Envirotech Inc.

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Market Buoyancy Analysis

Glass has diverse applications owing to that glass waste is a common issue. Glass is non-biodegradable hence, remains for years in the environment and is a major factor in taking the lives of various land and water animals. Considering this a serious problem government emphasizes glass recycling. Recycled glass is used for construction purposes, furniture, packaging use, and many more, this, in turn, creates immense growth opportunities for the market.

  • Short-Term Growth Projection (2023-2026): The building and architectural industries witness some of their greatest challenges. Structures must not only be aesthetically pleasing and functional, but they must handle the security and safety subjects that are a troubling fact of contemporary living. Glass is now used as a partition in building facades, separating space physically and visually connecting the inside with the outside while also meeting all safety and security requirements. Hence, the growing use of glass in the construction sector across Europe bolsters the sales of glass recycling machines.
  • Medium-Term Growth Projection (2027-2029): Germany and UK are estimated to observe high demand for glass recycling machines on the back of the flourishing pharmaceutical and food & beverage sector.
  • Long-Term Growth Projection (2030-2033): Government initiatives coupled with the integration of advancing technology to meet the end-user’s requirement to gear up the sales of the glass recycling machines.

Over the 2018-2022 historical period, the Europe Glass Recycling Machine market registered a CAGR of 1.5%, and according to the Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market is projected to exhibit growth at 2.4% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.

Glass Recycling Machine Market Forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of glass recycling machines based on mechanism and country is provided in a nutshell in the above image. Under the mechanism segment, the semi-automatic sub-segment is estimated to reach a market share of 44.0% in 2023.

“Growing Automotive Sector to Influence Glass Sales”

Over the past decade, the automotive industry has increased rapidly. Increased automotive production from leading automotive manufacturing countries such as Germany, is the key factor behind the growth of the automotive industry.

Glass is widely used in the automotive industry. It is used in windows, doors, automotive windshields, backlights, sunroofs, etc. Growing production and consumption of automobiles will drive the demand for glass in the coming years.

The automotive industry is growing rapidly in developed as well as developing countries. Glass can be recycled for use in the automotive industry. The growing demand for commercial vehicles has created a strong demand for glass in headlights, taillights, windows, windshields, etc. Growing consumer preference for e-vehicles is likely to create significant demand for glass in the automotive industry in the coming years.

“Rising Solar Energy Projects to Fuel the Market”

Over the years, the use of solar energy has increased owing to multiple benefits such as low emissions, renewable and pollution-free energy, and fewer maintenance requirements. The growth of the solar energy market has a direct positive impact on the market for solar panels, and the glass components used in the same, as the optical qualities of glass make it perfectly suited for use in solar panels for protection as well as a reflection to ensure maximum usage of the available resources.

Solar panels are very useful in reducing energy costs, reducing the environmental impact of power generation, supporting local businesses, and contributing to the energy independence of a particular region.

The growing use of solar panels for power generation is likely to boost the demand for glass in the coming years. The increased demand will surge the need for glass recycling to meet the needs and manage the glass waste properly. Recycling one ton of glass cullet help to reduce around 700 kg of CO2 emissions.

“High Glass Recycling Machine and Infrastructure cost: A challenge to be Bridged”

Recycling is not a one-step process, it is a system of processes, from the waste collection from the end-user level to sorting, shredding, and other steps are involved. For performing such steps in a linear manner labor, investment, infrastructure, and other things are required, which involves high cost.

Thus, recycling glass involves high costs, and only government and waste management authorities can afford glass recycling machines. This, in turn, constricts the market at the government and well-established market players' level. To overcome this challenge technology and investment play a crucial role. New startups can also earn high-profit margins by recycling glass.

Country-wise Insights

What are the factors driving the market’s growth across Germany?

A total of 39.12 million tons of glass were produced and a rise of 6.1% from 2020, indicating that the market has somewhat recovered from the decline of 8.1% in 2020 compared with 2019.

Along with china and North America, the EU countries are one of the world’s top manufacturers of glass production level. Germany continues to be the EU’s top glass producer holding one-fifth of the volume followed by Italy, France, Spain, the UK, and Poland. Hence, the flourishing glass industry paved the way for the growth of the glass recycling machine market.

Why is the France recycling machine market expected to be extremely worthwhile?

In France, the demand for packaging wine in glass bottles is at a high peak and is most popular among French people. Further, Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for glass packaging is anticipated to be implemented across the nation under the government’s current draft bill on climate change and resilience. Such elements aid in the expansion of the recycled glass business in France.

Additionally, glass-related product advancements are being seen throughout the nation. The local manufacturers are making major investments and creating new glass packaging solutions in order to increase their production footprint. Thus, generates enormous glass-related waste augmenting the sales growth of glass recycling machine.

France is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.0% during the forecast period from 2023-2033 and reach a valuation of US$ 84.8 million by 2033.

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Category-wise Insights

Why semi-automatic mechanism is witnessing high growth opportunities?

The technology for making and recycling glass is advanced nowadays. But only large industries benefit from this technology and development. Due to the expensive automatic machine investment, fully automatic machines are unaffordable for small-scale industries. There is a requirement for cost-effective glass recycling equipment in order to get over the aforementioned constraints.

Small-scale businesses might employ inexpensive semi-automatic glass recycling equipment to save their plant cost. This device utilizes a simple mechanical system subsequently decreasing production time and increasing the production rate as compared to the conventional manual system.

How does the growing demand for shredder machines spur the market’s growth outlook?

Various types of machines are available on the market but shredding machines are gaining high traction among manufacturers. A shredding machine is employed to break down processed materials into small and more manageable components before transforming them into a better form for further use.

Expanding urbanization and industrialization across Europe increase the demand for glass recycling equipment. Because the industrial sector has become more interested in recycling glass waste or scrap to reduce production. Additionally, the requirement to shrink the size of scrap glass for a number of intermediate industrial applications has contributed to market expansion.

Shredder machine type to gain high traction over the forecast period. Shredder values US$ 155.2 million in 2022 and is estimated to reach a valuation of US$ 197.8 million in 2033, with a growth rate of 1.9%

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Key Stratagems by Market Players

Key manufacturers of glass recycling machines include HARDEN, American Pulverizer, Ampulverizer (Hustler Conveyor Company), BottleCycler, Krysteline Group Ltd, McLanahan, Sesotec GmbH, Techna-Flo IMI plc, and Wiscon Envirotech Inc.

Equipment performance in challenging environments is a goal for manufacturers. Players are focusing on improving their online presence and increasing their production capacity in order to reach a broader market. Manufacturers of glass recycling machines are focusing on developing machines that maximize economic benefits by boosting productivity and conserving energy. Market leaders are also focusing on growing their supply chains and establishing long-term contracts with vendors in non-legacy areas.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of glass recycling machine positioned across countries, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Glass Recycling Machine Industry Research

  • By Machine Type :

    • Shredders
    • Extruders
    • Grinder
    • Mixer
    • Sorter
    • Washer
    • Others
  • By Mechanism :

    • Semi-Automatic
    • Automatic
  • By Glass Type :

    • Glass Bottle & Containers
    • Flat Glass
    • Fiber Glass
    • Others
  • By Country :

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

- FAQs -

How did the Europe’s glass recycling machine market perform over the last few years?

During 2018-2022, sales of glass recycling machine increased at 1.5% CAGR.

What is the Europe glass recycling machine market size?

Europe’s glass recycling machine market is valued at US$ 370.9 million in 2023.

Which country accounts for a leading market share in the glass recycling machine market?

Germany tops Europe’s glass recycling machine market accounting for 25.0% market share in 2023.

How is the market for glass recycling machine expected to fare going forward?

The demand for glass recycling machine is anticipated to reach US$ 470.9 million by 2033-end.

Which mechanism of glass recycling machine has the highest adoption?

The semi-automatic glass recycling machine accounts for maximum consumption holding 67.0% of the Europe market.

Europe Glass Recycling Machine Market

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