Recycled Glass Market Forecast, Size and Growth 2031

Recycled Glass Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: Product Type (Glass Cullet, Glass Fines, and Glass Powder) and Application (Bottle and Container, Flat Glass, Fiber Glass, Highway Beads, Fillers, and Others), and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPRE00006004
  • Category : Chemicals and Materials
  • No. of Pages : 150
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The Recycled Glass Market size is projected to reach US$ 5.42 billion by 2031 from US$ 3.52 billion in 2023. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.5% in 2023–2031. The growing focus on sustainable development is likely to remain a key Recycled Glass Market trend.

Recycled Glass Market Analysis

Recycled glass is widely used in the food and beverage industry for the packaging of beverages and food products, which is boosting the demand from the bottles and containers industry. Technological advancement in the manufacturing of recycled glass bottles and containers is intended to improve customization and sustainability. Increasing demand for reusable sources as an alternative to plastics, which are environmentally friendly, is encouraging manufacturers to use recycled glass bottles and containers to pack their food products and juices.

Recycled Glass Market Overview

Glass obtained after the processing of waste glass into usable products is called recycled glass. It is 100% recyclable and can be recycled without any loss in quality or purity. It is made from readily available domestic materials such as sand, limestone, soda ash, and cullet, which is a term for furnace-ready recycled glass. Further, Wall insulation, countertops, containers, and kitchen tiles are all made from recycled glass components. Such increasing usage is likely to bolster the demand in the global recycled glass market. These materials help glass product makers save money by reducing raw material consumption, lowering hazardous emissions, conserving energy, and extending the life of glass plant machinery such as furnaces. These characteristics make them a valuable commodity in the manufacture of new glass items, thereby boosting the global recycled glass market.

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Recycled Glass Market: Strategic Insights

Recycled Glass Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 3.52 Billion
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 5.42 Billion

Market Dynamics


Key Players

  • Coloured Aggregates Inc.
  • Gallo Glass Company
  • Strategic Materials, Inc.
  • Vetropack
  • O-I Glass
  • Dlubak Glass Company
  • G.R.L, Glasrecycling
  • Ardagh Group S.A.
  • Bradish Glass, Inc.
  • 2M Resources Inc.

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

Product Type
  • Glass Cullet
  • Glass Fines
  • Glass Powder
  • Bottle and Container
  • Flat Glass
  • Fiber Glass
  • Highway Beads
  • Fillers
  • Others
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Recycled Glass Market Drivers and Opportunities

Increasing Adoption of Fiberglass Insulation in End-Use Industries

Recycling glass contributes to a closed-loop system, reducing waste, pollution, and carbon emissions. As fiberglass insulation is one of the most cost-effective materials, it is frequently utilized in the roofs of homes and businesses. The sound-insulating properties of glass wool are exceptional, and heat transfer is also limited. Glass wool for sound insulation comes in various shapes and sizes and is suitable for use in aircraft. Fiberglass has a higher strength-to-weight ratio and is more long-lasting. It's also mould and mildew resistant, as well as able to survive natural changes. Fiberglass wool insulation is used in homes to keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. All these factors drive the fiberglass insulation market, thus creating the demand for recycled glass.

Rising Government Initiatives for Utilization of Recycled Glass

Manufacturers of recycled glass are working on ways to increase productivity and improve the overall quality of their products. Furthermore, a rise in the number of production and processing facilities will result in significant growth as a result of numerous government programs and regulations on waste management, increased recycling rates, and rising public awareness about sustainable development. A waste glass deposit program is being developed in several nations throughout the world. For example, in England, the regional government's deposit-return scheme covers all drink containers made of plastic, metal, or glass. The programme was created to reduce the quantity of litter damaging the water and land by rewarding consumers who returned their cans and bottles with a small monetary reward. Similar plans are in place in 38 countries throughout the world, which will help to strengthen the recycled glass sector.

Recycled Glass Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the Recycled Glass Market analysis are base oil, product type, and end use industry.

  • Based on product type, the Recycled Glass Market is divided into glass cullet, glass fines, glass powder, polystyrene, and fillers and others. The glass cullet segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • By application, the market is segmented into bottles and container, fiber glass, flat glass, plastic fibres, and fillers and others. The bottles and container segment held the largest share of the market in 2023.

Recycled Glass Market Share Analysis by Geography

The geographic scope of the Recycled Glass Market report is mainly divided into five regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America/South & Central America.

Europe has dominated the Recycled Glass Market. Many European countries are increasing their waste disposal rates, lowering the volume of glass waste disposals and fuelling recycled glass. Several countries in Europe have started initiating a waste glass deposit program to manage waste. In Europe, all drink containers, whether plastic, glass, or metal, are covered under the deposit-return scheme of the government which was announced to reduce the pollution of land and sea by recurring a small amount of cash to consumers who return their bottles and can. Thus, this scheme has propelled the demand for recycling in the glass market. Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR in the coming years.

Recycled Glass Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 3.52 Billion
Market Size by 2031 US$ 5.42 Billion
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 5.5%
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2023-2031
Segments Covered By Product Type
  • Glass Cullet
  • Glass Fines
  • Glass Powder
By Application
  • Bottle and Container
  • Flat Glass
  • Fiber Glass
  • Highway Beads
  • Fillers
  • Others
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • Coloured Aggregates Inc.
  • Gallo Glass Company
  • Strategic Materials, Inc.
  • Vetropack
  • O-I Glass
  • Dlubak Glass Company
  • G.R.L, Glasrecycling
  • Ardagh Group S.A.
  • Bradish Glass, Inc.
  • 2M Resources Inc.
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    Recycled Glass Market News and Recent Developments

    The Recycled Glass Market is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data post primary and secondary research, which includes important corporate publications, association data, and databases. The following is a list of developments in the market:

    • Coca-Coca Bottling Company UNITED is committed to creating a World Without Waste and has a goal of using 50% recycled material in their bottles by 2030. The bottling company is partnering with O-I Glass to capture more recycled glass to be created into new glass bottles. (Source: O-I Glass, Company News, 2022)
    • Strategic Materials, Inc., North America’s largest glass recycler, today announced the launch of an eco-friendly filtration media, TruFiltration, made from 100% recycled glass, servicing residential and commercial filtration markets. (Source: Strategic Materials, Inc., Company News, 2021)

    Recycled Glass Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

    The “Recycled Glass Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)” report provides a detailed analysis of the market covering below areas:

    • Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
    • Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
    • Key future trends
    • Detailed Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis
    • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
    • Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments
    • Detailed company profiles
    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Product Type and Application

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

    Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, U.S., UAE, UK

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