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Market data suggests paper recyclers will get more wind in their sails

The global waste paper recycling market will witness ‘healthy’ growth of 3.4% over the next five years, according to a new report by Mart Research.

The Asia Pacific region – notably China, Japan and India – is anticipated to exhibit the highest growth rate during the forecast period 2018–2025. The worldwide paper recycling industry will be worth an estimated US$ 55 billion by 2025, up from US$ 42 billion back in 2016, market analysts point out.

‘Increasing concern towards environmental protection is the major factor driving the growth of the global waste paper recycling market,’ the report states. Furthermore, government regulations have decreased the raw material supply for manufacturing leading to increased prices for virgin paper and a stronger demand for recovered fibres.

Also, the urbanisation trend in tandem with higher literacy rates have increased the demand for products like newsprint, packaging, and writing paper. Another factor is that consumers now tend to prefer more sustainable packaging. This phenomenon is boosted by regulations aimed at  minimising overall plastic consumption. 

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