Europe Plastic Recycling Machine Market

Europe Plastic Recycling Machine Market Analysis, By Machine Type (Shredders, Extrusion, Grinder, Mixer, Sorting, Others), By Technology (Automatic, Semi-Automatic), By Machine Type (Shredders, Extrusion, Grinder, Others), By Plastic Type, Capacity & Country - Market Insights 2023-2033

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

Europe Plastic Recycling Machine Market Outlook

The Europe plastic recycling machine market is anticipated to project a valuation of US$ 450.3 million in 2023 and further expand at a CAGR of 3.7% to reach US$ 650.2 million by the end of 2033.

Plastics are a type of material that is widely used and offers society a number of significant advantages. By 2050, their use and production are anticipated to grow by four times.

Inadequate management of plastic production, use, and disposal results in significant greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution, particularly affecting the drinking water supply and the oceans.

Given the durability of plastics, the ecosystem damage and health risks caused by marine litter are just now becoming apparent, but they are cause for serious concern.

Report Attributes


Market Size (2022A)

US$ 408.6 Million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 450.3 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 650.2 Million

Europe Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

3.7% CAGR

Germany Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 112.6 Million

France Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~4.3% CAGR

United Kingdom Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~2.5% CAGR

Key Companies Profiled

  • Aceretech Machinery Co., Ltd
  • EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H
  • Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH
  • Plastics Machinery Group International Ltd.
  • Boston Matthews
  • Herbold Meckesheim GmbH
  • ZENO
  • Lyndex Recycling Systems Limited

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Historic to Future Pathway Analysis

The rising plastic in the environment could be slowed by moving toward a more circular economy, which is characterized by long-lasting plastic products with lower toxic content and higher plastic collection and recycling rates. For plastic recycling and establishing an effective circular economy, the need for plastic recycling machines doubles over the period across the region.

  • Short-Term Growth Projection: Rising construction of waste management and recycling plants across the region to bolster the plastic recycling machines sales over the forecast period.
  • Medium-Term Growth Projection: Slovakia and Greece market coupled with government initiatives to augment the market’s growth.
  • Long-Term Growth Projection: Customization and upgradation of technology to spur the market's growth spectrum over the designated period from 2023 to 2033.

Over the 2018-2022 historical period, the Europe plastic recycling machine market registered a CAGR of 2.2%, and according to the Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market is projected to exhibit growth at 3.7% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.

Europe plastic recycling machine market forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of plastic recycling machines based on machine type and the country is provided in a nutshell in the above image. Under the machine type segment, the semi-automatic sub-segment is estimated to reach a market share of 67.0% in 2023.

“Growing Plastic Waste Recycling Frequency and Infrastructure to Supplement Growth”

Governing bodies of France, the UK, and Germany, among others, are inclined towards plastic waste management due to rising plastic levels in the environment and entering food chains. Further, microplastic is also a major issue polluting landfills and water bodies.

Further, the growing plastic recycling, for instance, in 2020 more than 10 million tonnes of post-consumer plastic waste was sent for recycling. About 90% i.e, 9.1 million tonnes of plastic waste was treated in the EU27+3 to create 5.5 million tonnes of post-consumer recycled plastics. For plastic recycling, a plastic recycling machine is a primary required equipment, thus, with the growth in recycling facilities and frequency, the sales of plastic recycling machines and aftersales services multiplies over time.

“Technological Advancement to Curve the Demand Pool”

Integration of advancing technologies in plastic recycling machines helps to manage waste better on a regular basis. Additionally, customization options play a crucial role in increasing its sales over the forecast period. Technology to reduce the need for human efforts, smart sensors, and AI for data capture and storing to assist government and waste management authorities in better analysis and planning. R&D investment to gear up the market's growth in forthcoming years.

“High Cost of Machinery and Infrastructure to Challenge the Growth Spectrum of the Market”

Recycling is not a one-step process, it requires a dependable workforce to collect waste, sort it, sterilize it, load it into the machine, unload the output, and send it for additional processing.

All of this entails significant expenses, which results in fewer market participants active in the market. It puts a strain on the already-existing infrastructure and the environment because fewer people are working in the market and waste recycling is slower than regular waste generation. Assistance from governmental and private organizations can help to overcome the problem of the high cost to develop plastic waste recycling infrastructure including plastic recycling machines, which will help the market grow in the years to come.

Country-wise Insights

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

With the rising government investment in domestic plastic waste management facility enhancement, the amount of plastic waste exported decreased over the decades.

  • For instance, Germany exports comparatively less plastic waste than a few years ago. Over 766,200 tonnes of plastic waste were exported from Germany in 2021, which is 25.2% less as compared to 2020. In 2020, it was over million tonnes, according to the Federal Statistical Office.
  • In 2011, 1.48 million tonnes of plastic waste were exported, a decrease of almost half over the previous ten years.

This indicated that Germany is able to effectively recycle plastic waste, which, in turn, creates immense growth opportunities for the market to grow and flourish in the country over the period.

Why is the France plastic recycling machine market expected to be highly lucrative?

The efforts led by France government to reduce or recycle plastic waste bolster the demand for the market across France over the forecast period.

For many years, the French government has battled plastic notably by bans on various plastic goods, such as the point of sale giving out free single-use plastic bags during checkouts for packing goods was banned since 1 January 2016 or sales of disposable plastic plates and cups were banned since 1 January 2020.

  • The France government developed the goal to ban single-use plastic packaging completely from France by 2040. Also, to accomplish this purpose, France recently set reuse, recycling, and reduction, targets for 2021-2025, for instance, the deduction target is 20% by 31 December 2025.

Additionally, the Circular Economy Law embarked on the following targets :

  • By 2023: a ratio of 5% of reused packaging or recycled one will be put on the market, which will be 10% in 2027.
  • By 2025: plastic must be 100% recycled, 77% of plastic bottles for beverages will have to be collected, and by 2029, 90% to be collected.

In order to achieve such a target and market recycled plastic products the demand for the plastic recycling machine is estimated to rise over the forecast period.

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Category-wise Insights

Why two-stage process type has high demand in the plastic recycling machine market?

Two-stage process type to gain high traction over the forecast period. Two-stage values US$ 175.7 million in 2022 and is estimated to reach a valuation of US$ 273.1 million in 2033, with a growth rate of 3.3% a 1.1% increase from the previous rate i.e., 2.2% from 2018-2022.

The growth is attributed to the fact that in two-stage processing number of filtration doubles. The number of degassing becomes three in the double-degassing system, and one in the venting area. This, in turn, better process the plastic waste and gives better output as compared to one stage. Such factors are driving the segment's growth.

Which machine type segment gaining traction?

On the basis of machine type, it is anticipated that the shredding machine will have enormous growth opportunities for the market during the forecast period due to growing demand from the packaging industry.

Before transforming them into a better form for additional use, processed materials are broken down into smaller, more manageable components using a shredding machine. This reduces the chances of plastic waste ending up in landfills or entering food-chain.

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Key Stratagems by Market Players

Eminent Market players in the plastic recycling machine market include, GENIUS MACHINERY, Aceretech Machinery Co., Ltd, EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H, Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH, Plastics Machinery Group International Ltd., POLYSTAR MACHINERY CO., LTD., Boston Matthews, Herbold Meckesheim GmbH, ZENO, and Lyndex Recycling Systems Limited, among others.

Market players are adopting various organic and inorganic strategies to meet the end-user’s requirements and enhance their market share to gain high-profit margins.

Customization and integration of technology to spur the growth outlook of the market and contribute to revenue growth. Further, long-term trade relations with the government and domestic plastic waste management plants assist manufacturers to remain competitive in the market.

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

Segmentation of Plastic Recycling Machine Industry Research

  • By Technology :

    • Automatic
    • Semi-Automatic
  • By Process Type :

    • Single-Stage
    • Two-Stage
    • Multi-Stage
  • By Machine Type :

    • Shredders
    • Extrusion
    • Grinder
    • Mixer
    • Sorting
    • Washing
    • Others
  • By Capacity :

    • Up to 100 kg/hr.
    • 100 kg/hr. to 300 kg/hr.
    • 300 kg/hr. to 500 kg/hr.
    • Above 500 kg/hr
  • By Plastic Type :

    • Single Use Plastic
    • Multi-Use Plastic
  • By Country :

    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • NORDICs
    • Portugal
    • Rest of Europe

- FAQs -

What is the Europe plastic recycling machine market size?

The Europe plastic recycling machine market is valued at US$ 408.6 million in 2022.

Which country leads the plastic recycling machine market in 2023?

Germany tops the Europe plastic recycling machine market accounting for 25.0% market share in 2023.

How is the market for plastic recycling machines expected to fare going forward?

Worldwide demand for plastic recycling machines is anticipated to reach US$ 650.2 million by 2033-end.

At what CAGR is demand for Europe plastic recycling machine market expected to rise?

Europe plastic recycling machine Market value is expected to increase at a CAGR of around 3.7% during the period of 2023-2033.

How did the market perform over the last few years?

During 2018-2022, sales of plastic recycling machines increased at 2.2% CAGR.

Europe Plastic Recycling Machine Market

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