Europe Recycling Sorters Market

Europe Recycling Sorters Market Analysis, By System Type (With-chute, With-conveyor belt), By Mechanism (Automatic, Manual, Semi-automatic), By Technology (Eddy current separator, X-ray technology, Others), By Application (Plastic sorting, Metal sorting, Others), and Country - Market Insights 2023-2033

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

Europe Recycling Sorters Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The Europe recycling sorters market is set to enjoy a valuation of US$ 168.9 million in 2023 and further expand at a CAGR of 5.5% to reach US$ 289.6 million by the end of 2033.

Strong growth in the field of plastic and metal waste management across Europe, tends to fuel the demand for the recycling sorters.

Report Attributes


Europe Recycling Sorters Market Size (2022A)

US$ 156.9 Million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 168.9 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 289.6 Million

Europe Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

5.5% CAGR

Germany Market Share (2022)


UK Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~4.3% CAGR

France Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~6.1% CAGR

Key Companies Profiled

  • Buhler technologies
  • Hefei Angelon Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Hefei Meyer Optoelectronic Technology INC
  • Sesotec
  • Krause Manufacturing
  • Coparm
  • Anhui Jiexun Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd. (Anysort)
  • Satake
  • HAMMEL GmbH (HAMMEL Recyclingtechnik GmbH)
  • Anhui RealTech Machinery Company Limited

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Sales Analysis of Recycling Sorters’ Market

Recycling sorters utilize multiple approaches to separate materials. Recycling sorters have multiple designs and a wide range of applications. Depending upon the application, manufacturers incorporate various types of sensors, detectors as well as separators in a recycling sorting machine. Hence, customization plays a crucial part in recycling sorters’ sales growth.

Furthermore, recycling sorting is mostly utilized by the industrialist, as a large number of waste is being generated by them. In addition, recycling also depends on the type of materials and the type of recycling, hence, recycling sorters ease the operation.

  • Short Term (2022 to 2025): Sorting piles of waste become laborious work which, in turn, demands effective and reliable sorting solutions, this will positively impact the growth of the market.
  • Medium Term (2025-2028): Germany and France are estimated to observe high demand for sorting process on the back of the growing focus of manufacturers on recycling to reduce cost, coupled with favorable government initiatives
  • Long Term (2028-2032): Inclination towards recycled products and improper disposal of waste, to drive recycling sorters to demand in the long run.

Over the 2018-2023 historical period, the Europe recycling sorters market registered a CAGR of 3.7%, and according to the Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market is projected to exhibit growth at 5.5% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.

Europe recycling sorters market forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of recycling sorters based on system type and the country is provided in a nutshell in the above image. Under the application segment, the with-Conveyor belt sub-segment dominates with a 67.0% market share in 2023.

High demand for the recyclable product, increases the demand for recycling sorters.”

The demand for recycling sorters is increasing rapidly as these days’ people become aware of the benefits of recyclable products and products from recycled materials. Traditionally, most of the products are not used as reusable products due to sorting materials is not profitable.

Nowadays, the materials are available in a wide range from paper and cardboard to plastic and metal containers and each of these materials needs to be sorted according to their properties. Here, the sorting process plays a vital role in classifying the materials. The recycling sorting process can be done by following two ways either with the help of a chute or with a conveyor belt.

Sorting of material with a conveyor belt help in sorting mixed, shredded, or piece materials, and the impurities or contaminants which are associated with shredded materials are further removed with the help of a chute. Furthermore, introducing a recycling sorting process will minimize labor costs and save precious time for waste management plants.

“Recycling sorting process suppresses the accumulation of waste”

It is expected that the recycling sorting market expand exponentially and manufacturers from European countries manufactures the product with recycled content.

Manufacturers constantly working and introducing new technologies to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the recycling sorting process. Furthermore, waste is a collection of different materials which need to be separated otherwise it becomes impossible to recycle the product. Indeed, recycling is only feasible when materials are available in homogeneous.

As the demand for recycling products increases, the process of recycling sorting increases tremendously, to maximize the number of materials that can be recovered. And it is projected that the demand for the recycling sorting market increases during the forecast period.

“Materials obtained from recycling sorting must contain a high degree of purity”

Materials such as plastic which is obtained as a result of the recycling sorting process must contain a high degree of purity then only it can be economically recycled and transferred back to the production unit.

Sorting material contains a high amount of impurities which can affect the processes which might affect the system which is equipped with infrared sensors and high-quality CCD cameras. As a consequence, the process may not give an efficient result. This, in turn, increases the cost of waste management and makes it a high-cost requiring process, hampering its growth. However, this can be overcome by adopting effective measures and advanced technologies.

Country-wise Insights

Waste management policy in German, fuel the demand for the market

Germany paying more attention to the waste management system and sorting of recycling materials to recycle maximum waste. This opened the door for other nations to adopt an eco-friendlier system for garbage disposal which subsequently rise in the demand for recycling sorting across the country.

The government implemented several laws such as the “Green Dot System” according to which manufacturers affix a green label from outside of the container indicating that it must be accepted by recycling facilities, representing a significant turning point that results in the demand for the market.

The German recycling sorting market is estimated at US$ 40.8 million in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 75.3 million by 2033.

“Vibrant option for increasing the demand for recycling sorters in the UK”

With the inefficient policy to manage waste and recycle it, a million tonnes of waste in the UK end up entering landfills and food chains. Improper disposal plays a vital role in waste entering landfills as improper disposal contaminates it which makes it inefficient for further use thus it end-up in landfills.

To overcome such a problem sorting is essential, however, manual sorting requires more workforce and time, which increases the cost of the overall operation, this, in turn, fuels the demand for recycling sorters to speed up the sorting efficiency. The recycling sorter market was valued at US$ 29.8 million in 2022. It is projected to reach US$ 46.3 million by 2033, with a CAGR of 4.3% during the forecast period.

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Category-wise Insights

“Plastic sorting increases the demand for recycling sorters”

Since plastic is a major threat to the environment so the government is implicating various rules and regulations for preventing plastic use and enhancing its recycling processes to safeguard the environment. Various kinds of plastic are present in the environment and each plastic has a distinct chemical structure, shape, color, adaptability, MP, BP, and others.

Therefore, the development of new products from recycled plastic requires proper plastic recycling and for that sorting is the basic step, as to develop new products from recycled plastic, it is essential for a manufacturer to have the right type of plastic. Hence, sorting plastic become a crucial step toward the innovation of new products.

Furthermore, recycling sorters have built-in functions to separate the plastic. Almost all products require plastic in the form of packaging material due to which production of plastic is increasing vigorously and positively affecting the growth of the recycling sorters market.

Why is the conveyor belt sorting system showing a positive demand growth?

The conveyor belt sorting system is gaining traction as it overcomes the issues of manual sorting and related human error which may contaminate and lags desired output.

Further, the increase in the size of the waste material has become a major problem that needs to be resolved precisely and effectively. Plastics, glass, scrap metal, electrical waste, and shredder material may all be sorted by using a recycling sorter with a conveyor belt and modern design with integrated multi sensors such as color and shape sensors, metal sensors, and near-infra-red sensors distinguish a heterogeneous mixture and make it possible to run the cycle effectively.

Moreover, sensors act as brain systems for the recycling sorter coupled with algorithms ensuring maximum efficiency and allowing the sorting machine to quickly optimize its performance. It results in better operations and proper output as per desire, which, in turn, fuels its demand.

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Eminent Player’s Key Strategies

Prominent Recycling Sorters manufacturers are Buhler technologies, Hefei Angelon Electronics Co., Ltd., Hefei Meyer Optoelectronic Technology INC, Sesotec, TOMRA, Krause Manufacturing, Coparm, Anhui Jiexun Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd. (Anysort), Satake, HAMMEL GmbH (HAMMEL Recyclingtechnik GmbH), ARJES, and Anhui RealTech Machinery Company Limited, among others.

Manufacturers are focusing on modular design and development of the innovative product for improving the quality of sorting operations and related services in the field of waste management. Machines are specially designed for the benefit of the environment and consumers. Expansion of business and increasing sales by leveraging online distribution channels to bolster revenue growth. Manufacturers in the market have made long-term supply contracts with end users which ensure consistent demand.

Companies in recycling sorters are involved in adopting different strategies to remain competitive in the market. Moreover, the players are adjusting the production variables such as raw material input and energy coupled with process optimization to win the market.

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

Segmentation of Recycling Sorters Industry Research

  • By Technology :

    • Eddy current separator
    • X-ray technology
    • Induction sorting
    • Near infrared sensors (NIR)
    • Others
  • By System Type :

    • With-chute
    • With- conveyor belt
  • By Mechanism :

    • Automatic
    • Manual
    • Semi-automatic
  • By Application :

    • Plastic sorting
    • Metal sorting
    • Glass sorting
    • Others
  • By Country :

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

- FAQs -

What is the Europe recycling sorter’s market size?

The Europe Recycling Sorters market is valued at US$ 156.9 billion in 2022.

Which regional Recycling Sorters market accounts for a leading market share?

Germany tops the Europe recycling sorters market accounting for 26.0% market share in 2022.

Which recycling sorters system type holds the highest market share?

Recycling sorters with conveyor belts account for 67.0% share of Europe sales in 2022.

How did the market perform over the last few years?

During 2018-2023, sales of recycling sorters increased at 3.7% CAGR.

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

Worldwide demand for recycling sorters is anticipated to reach US$ 289.6 million by 2033-end.

Europe Recycling Sorters Market

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