Europe Waste Bag Opener Market

Europe Waste Bag Opener Market Size, Share, Growth and Forecast Analysis, By Maximum Width (up to 1 m, up to 1.5 m, up to 2.5 m), By Use Case (RSU/MSW, Recycling Plants, Paper Processing and Production Plants), and Country - Market Insights 2023 to 2033

Analysis of Europe Waste Bag Opener Market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Europe Waste Bag Opener Market Outlook

The Europe waste bag opener market is anticipated to project a valuation of US$ 168.0 million in 2023 and further expand at a CAGR of 2.4% to reach US$ 214.0 million by the end of 2033.

The growth is attributed to the increasing waste recycling activities to decrease waste and maintain a circular economy. Europe is investing generously in waste management and related projects.

Report Attributes


Waste Bag Opener Market Size (2022A)

US$ 161.0 Million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 168.0 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 214.0 Million

Europe Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

2.4% CAGR

Germany Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~2.9% CAGR

United Kingdom Market Share (2023)


France Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~3.0% CAGR

NORDIC Market Share (2023)


Key Companies Profiled

  • BOA Recycling Systems
  • Colubris
  • Coparm Srl
  • Disan Makine
  • Grupo SPR
  • MSWsorting
  • Vecoplan

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Historic to Future Pathway Analysis

In solid waste separation factories, a bag opener is used to open sacks and bags of various sizes. It opens and removes the contents without slicing or harming them in 98% of bags. Bag open functions by squeezing and tearing waste between knives on a revolving drum and a set of movable knives. The feeding section's chain conveyor enables both material dosage and temporary material storage. The fact that the machine does not shred the waste means that the amount of recyclables is unaffected by the machine, which is another benefit of bag openers.

  • Short-Term Growth Projection (2023-2026): Mushrooming utilization of waste bag opener in waste management plants positively impact the market’s growth.
  • Medium-Term Growth Projection (2027-2029): Germany and UK are estimated to observe high demand for waste bag openers on the back of the growing focus of manufacturers on recycling to reduce cost, coupled with favorable government initiatives.
  • Long-Term Growth Projection (2030-20330: Innovation and upgradation coupled with customization will be responsible for increased demand in the long run.

Over the 2018-2022 historical period, the Europe waste bag opener market registered a CAGR of 1.8%, 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.

Europe waste bag opener market forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of waste bag openers based on maximum width and country is provided in a nutshell in the above image. Under the maximum width segment, the up to 2.5 m sub-segment is estimated to reach a market share of 67.0% in 2023.

“Rising Demand from Waste Processing Plants to Drive the Market”

The government’s emphasis on energy saving and increasing awareness of trash reduction, recycling, and reusing resources has laid the foundation for various stringent regulations regarding waste management and recycling. This has facilitated the increase in the number of waste processing plants to process and manage waste produced by households and commercial sectors.

There has been an increase in demand for bag openers in the construction, agriculture, and food & beverage industries in order to sort and separate municipal solid trash.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) estimates show that in 2020, EU citizens produced an average of 505 kilos of garbage. WEF also reports that the amount of waste being dumped in landfill sites has decreased rapidly and there has been a drastic increase in the recycling of waste.

The bag opener market is being boosted by a number of major causes, including the population boom and dynamic industrial expansion.

“Presence of Various Barriers to Recycling May Hamper Market Growth”

The most significant obstacle to recycling is the low market prices for virgin raw materials and natural resources. This affects how profitable it is to recycle waste due to low landfill levies and high treatment costs.

In comparison to the virgin alternative, the recovered products struggle to remain competitive in terms of price, quality, and quantity. The complex and varied makeup of the waste stream complicates waste treatment (processing) due to contamination by hazardous compounds, which is another major impediment to recycling.

Other significant obstacles include the absence of end-of-waste criteria, which limits the collection of MSW and C&DW trash. C&DW and WEEE waste face issues because there isn't a good network of recycling infrastructure or facilities for collecting, separating, and treating waste. MSW and WEEE also struggle with the proper application of laws and the imposition of penalties for individuals who engage in illegal activity.

Country-wise Insights

What are the Factors Driving the Market’s Growth Across the UK?

According to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK’s household generates around 26 million tons of waste every year, out of which 12 million tons of waste is recycled. The UK’s average recycling rate is 45%.

The 2021 DEFRA’s waste management plan for England focuses on reducing and recycling waste and improving waste management systems to move toward a circular economy and achieving the recycling target of 65% by 2035.

The increasing recycling activity is set to bolster the demand for waste bag opener in UK.

The UK market for waste bag opener is expected to grow at a CAGR of 1.8% to reach a valuation of US$ 34.2 million by 2033.

Why is the Germany Waste Bag Opener Market Expected to Be Highly Lucrative?

Germany has implemented various strategies like waste sorting policies and a deposit refund system which is extremely efficient.

In DRS consumers have to pay a deposit when buying bottles that can be recycled and the amount is returned once they have returned the bottle. This strategy helps in encouraging consumers to return the recyclable waste that can be a threat to the environment. This has improved waste management in Germany and has taken the recycling rate to the highest in EU (67% of municipal waste was recycled in 2020).

Various regulations and a focus on energy conservation are anticipated to drive the bag opener market in Germany in the near future.

The Germany market for waste bag openers is predicted to reach an estimation of US$ 42.0 million by 2023.

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Category-wise Insights

Why is the Waste Bag Opener of Size Up to 2.5 m Most Widely Preferred?

The waste bag opener with a big width is capable of processing a large amount of waste in a shorter period of time. This increases the efficiency of the recycling process and reduces costs.

The amount of waste generation is very high and with the rising population and continuous industrialization it is expected to increase even further. This in turn will propel the demand for large-size waste bag openers to manage large amounts of waste generated, thus supplementing the market growth.

The waste bag opener with a size of up to 2.5 m is estimated to be valued at US$ 112.6 Mn by the end of 2023.

Why is Waste Bag Opener Mostly Used in RSU / MSW management?

Municipal solid waste production in the European Union reached about 225.7 million metric tons in 2020. 2020 saw Denmark and Luxembourg producing the most municipal garbage, at 845 kg and 790 kg per person, respectively. Then came Malta with 643 kg and Germany with 632 kg. Municipal

Europe aims to prepare 55% of municipal waste for reuse and recycle by 2025 and plans to extend it to 60% and then to 65% by 2030 and 2035 respectively.

Waste bag opener is an essential equipment in the initial phase of recycling process and thus the demand for waste bag opener is expected to expand over the forecast period.

The waste bag opener use case in RSU / MSW is predicted to reach a valuation of US$ 73.9 Mn by the end of 2023.

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Key Stratagems by Market Players

Key players in waste bag openers include BOA Recycling Systems, BRT HARTNER GmbH, Colubris, Coparm Srl, Disan Makine, FOR REC S.P.A, Grupo SPR, MSWsorting, PROTECHNIKA., and Vecoplan AG.

Manufacturers are focusing on improving their online presence and increasing their production capacity to capture a wider market. Manufacturers of waste bag openers are focusing on developing machines that maximize economic benefits by improving productivity and saving energy. Market leaders are also concentrating on expanding their distribution networks and signing long-term agreements with suppliers.

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

Segmentation of Waste Bag Opener Industry Research

  • By Maximum Width :

    • Up to 1 m
    • Up to 1.5 m
    • Up to 2.5 m
  • By Use Case :

    • RSU / MSW
    • Recycling Plants
    • Paper Processing and Production Plants
  • By Country :

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

- FAQs -

What is the Europe waste bag opener market size?

The Europe waste bag opener market is valued at US$ 168.0 million in 2023.

Which country accounts for a leading market share in waste bag opener market?

Germany tops Europe’s waste bag opener market accounting for 25.0% market share in 2023.

How is the market for waste bag openers expected to fare going forward?

Worldwide demand for waste bag openers is anticipated to reach US$ 214.0 million by 2033-end.

Which use case of waste bag opener has the highest adoption?

The waste bag opener’s use case in RSU / MSW accounts for maximum consumption holding 44.0% of the Europe market.

How did the market perform over the last few years?

During 2018-2022, sales of waste bag openers increased at 1.8% CAGR.

Europe Waste Bag Opener Market