Rigid Polyolefin Recycling in Europe - Capacity, Technology and Recyclate Usage

Rigid Polyolefin Recycling in Europe - Capacity, Technology and Recyclate Usage

Published: October 2019

Developments in mechanical recycling technology are changing the shape of the plastics recycling industry and increasing the ability to recover more rigid polyolefins in a closed-loop system, helping to retain maximum value.  New opportunities are available for those who wish to take advantage of this changing and developing industry.

AMI has prepared an authoritative report to provide an independent quantitative analysis of the European mechanical rigid polyolefin recycling industry.

It quantifies the market for rigid polyolefin recycling, analysing the supply and demand balance, along with an evaluation of current capacity in Europe. A detailed review of the end use applications for recyclate is also given, with an examination of potential future absorption.

The study reports on capacities, waste streams, recyclate volumes in tonnes or thousand tonnes and values will be reported in millions of EUR. 

Volumes are given as output of processing.

The study provides market data for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 forecasts to 2023 and 2030.


Recyclate coverage - The production of recyclate in Europe is quantified in terms of:

  • Regrind
  • Pellets
  • Flakes
  • Compounds

Recyclate production is also quantified according to the following waste sources:

  • Municipal and commercial
  • Production scrap
  • Other volumes


End use applications - End use applications will be quantified within the following segments with further analysis on the main end use applications within:

  • Flexible packaging
  • Rigid packaging (excluding blow moulded applications)
  • Blow moulded applications
  • Building and construction
  • Automotive
  • Electric/Electronic
  • Injection moulding
  • Roto moulding


Polymer coverage - The report covers the recycling of rigid:

  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene



The geographic scope is the European market segmented into:

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium, Luxembourg
  • Scandinavia (Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark)
  • Other Western Europe (Ireland, Switzerland, Greece, Portugal, Austria)
  • Poland
  • Other Central Europe (Hungary, Czech & Slovak Republics) 

The report will be supplied as a downloadable PDF with an enterprise-wide license agreement. One printed hard copy of the report will also be provided.

Further information:

To receive a proposal or for further information please click the Enquire/Order button above or contact Elizabeth.Carroll@ami.international

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