Global Recovered Paper Industry Report: Country Overview; Value Chain Analysis; Production Process; Trade Analysis; Cost Structure; Market Dynamics: Drivers & Constraints, Industry Events, Innovations & Trends, SWOT Analysis; Industry Best Practices: Sourcing Strategy, Procurement Model, Contract Structure, Negotiation Levers, Pricing Model, Key Factors Influencing the Quotation; Key Supplier Analysis, 2022-2027

Recovered Paper Industry Report by Regional Category Spend, Price Analysis, Key Demand and Price Indicators, and Best Buying Practices

The global recovered paper market reached a value of about USD 263.73 MMT in 2021. The industry is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 2.5% in the forecast period of 2022-2027 to reach a value of about 305.86 MMT by 2027.

With the high demand for corrugated containers and boxes for transportation and shipping packaging, there is an increase in the need for recovered paper from old, corrugated containers that may be recycled and reused for packaging. The global recovered paper industry report gives a comprehensive analysis of the industry, including key segments, trends, drivers, restraints, the competitive landscape, and other essential market aspects. In the industry report, the critical demand indicator is the highest category spender by region—the Asia Pacific and Europe.

Industry Definition and Segmentation

Recovered paper or wastepaper comprises paper and paperboard scraps that have been gathered for reuse or exchange. It contains paper and paperboard that has been utilised for its intended use and wastes from the manufacturing of paper and paperboard. It can come from various places, including the paper mill itself. The recovered paper industry report comprises segments by application (Containerboard, Other Paper & Board, Newsprint, Tissue, Printing & Writing) and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa, and South America).

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America Regions are Driving the Growth of the Industry

The Europe and Asia Pacific region holds a significant share in the recovered paper market owing to the increased use of recycled paper for containerboard manufacture. In these regions, boxboard is recycled in large quantities. The need for tissues is expected to rise in developing economies such as the Asia Pacific and Latin America, thus boosting market development. Globally, the demand from China primarily drives the recovered paper market. The industry is primarily driven by the increased demand for recycled paper as a raw material in the packaging sector. The market for recovered paper is growing as demand for ecologically friendly initiatives grows. A wide range of industries like food and beverage, electrical and electronics, vehicle, and pharmaceutical are employing recycled material for packaging. Furthermore, the government has growing support for recovered paper, which is likely to give the industry a significant thrust. Because of the government's constraints to lower carbon emissions, many firms have begun to use recycled paper.

However, due to China's import limitations, many regions are seeing negative or little development. Furthermore, China's sustainability requirements have posed a considerable hurdle for international recyclers.

Best Procurement Practices

The global recovered paper industry report by Procurement Resource gives an in-depth analysis of the best buying practices followed by significant global recovered paper regions across the globe, such as engagement models, contract terms, and buyer and supplier negotiation levers, among others.

Category Management Studies

It only takes 34 days for the paper to break down. The most standard method of wastepaper recycling is to break down used/old paper with water and chemicals. It's then broken up and heated, breaking it down further into cellulose strands, a form of organic plant material; the resultant pulp, or slurry, is called the pulp. It's pressed through screens to remove any leftover plastic (particularly from plastic-coated paper), then washed, de-inked (ink is removed), bleached, and mixed with water. It may then be recycled into new paper. The amount of ink in a wastepaper stock might range from 2% of the overall weight.

Wide Range of Applications, Further Driving the Procurement of Recovered Paper

The surge in demand for cartons and corrugated boxes due to the rise in online purchases leads to the industry's growth. The need for containerboards will grow due to the expansion in industrial production, which will raise the demand for OCC. The increase in paper and board manufacturing will also boost demand for OCC. In addition, the addition of inorganic fibres such as kaolin, talcum, calcium carbonate, and others softens the paper, reducing the quantity of recoverable paper while recycling and converting it to ash. If the scrap has a high ash content, the price is lowered, further boosting the industry. As the recovered paper can be transformed into green cellulose aerogels that are flexible, non-toxic, robust, ultra-light, and water-resistant, the recovered paper may be utilised to clean oil spills in rivers and seas, preserving irreplaceable marine lives. As a result, the increased frequency of oil spills might propel the market for paper. Other factors, such as growing consumer concerns, initiatives by manufacturers, strict government regulations and innovations in the product are likely to impact the market positively.

The regional markets for the industry can be divided into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Key Industry Players Mentioned in the Recovered Paper Industry Report.

  • Smurfit Kappa
  • Sonoco Recycling
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Cascades
  • Veolia

Market Landscape

The industry is somewhat competitive with numerous major players in the recovered paper market. As the industry is still in its early stages, there is a lot of rivalry among the major firms.

Significant competitors in the recovered paper industry are merging and acquiring to preserve and extend their market share. Furthermore, to get a stronger market position, the big firms attempt to develop their consumer base and expand their worldwide footprint.

Key Initiatives by Companies

  • Sep 2019 - Nine Dragons Paper purchased a firm in Malaysia with a recycled pulp manufacturing capacity of 0.48 million tpa. The Group's total design production capacity for paper and pulp grew to 16.37 million tonnes per year (TPA) due to the purchase, including 15.52 million tpa of paper capacity and 0.85 million tpa of pulp capacity.
  • Gmund paper will debut their 100 percent recovered paper collections in August 2020. Ten colours are available from the manufacturer, which may be utilised for packaging tasks. These vivid and brilliant packing sheets come in ten distinct colours and are highly durable.

1.    Executive Summary
2.    Global Recovered Paper Market Snapshot

    2.1.    Recovered Paper Market Outlook
    2.2.    Recovered Paper Industry Analysis by End Use
        2.2.1.    Containerboard
        2.2.2.    Other Paper & Board
        2.2.3.    Newsprint
        2.2.4.    Tissue
        2.2.5.    Printing & Writing
    2.3.    Regional Overview
        2.3.1.    North America
        2.3.2.    Europe
        2.3.3.    Asia Pacific 
3.    Impact of Recent Events 
4.    Recovered Paper Value Chain Analysis 
5.    Recovered Paper Production Process
6.    Trade Analysis 
7.    Major Risk Factors in Sourcing
8.    Recovered Paper Cost Structure
9.    Recovered Paper Price Analysis 
10.    Key Demand Indicator Analysis
11.    Key Price Indicator Analysis
12.    Recovered Paper Market Dynamics

    12.1.    Drivers & Constraints
    12.2.    Industry Events 
    12.3.    Innovations & Trends
    12.4.    SWOT Analysis
    12.5.    Porter’s Five Forces
        12.5.1.    Buyer Power
        12.5.2.    Supplier Power
        12.5.3.    Threat of New entrants
        12.5.4.    Threat of Substitutes
        12.5.5.    Industry Rivalry
13.    Feedstock Market Analysis
    13.1.    Market Overview
    13.2.    Price Analysis 
14.    Industry Best Practices
    14.1.    Sourcing Strategy
    14.2.    Procurement Model
    14.3.    Contract Structure
    14.4.    Negotiation Levers
    14.5.    Pricing Model
    14.6.    Key Factors Influencing the Quotation 
15.    Key Supplier Analysis
    15.1.    Smurfit Kappa Group plc
    15.2.    Sonoco Products Company
    15.3.    Georgia-Pacific LLC
    15.4.    Cascades inc
    15.5.    Veolia Group

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Key Questions Answered in the Report

The global recovered paper market size was valued at 263.73 MMT in 2021.

As per the applications provided, the containerboard segment is anticipated to lead the market between the period 2022 – 2027.

The significant demand for recycled packaging to reduce carbon footprint is one of the essential drivers of the recovered paper market growth.

Smurfit Kappa, Sonoco Recycling, Georgia-Pacific, Cascades, and Veolia are some of the leading companies in the market.

The Asia Pacific and Europe region of the recovered paper industry holds the major share in the market.

Analyst Review

The global recovered paper market attained a value of 263.73 MMT in 2021, driven by the rising demand for recycled paper as a raw material in the packaging industry. The growing need for environmentally friendly products in various sectors is furthering the industry's expansion. Furthermore, the government's strict policies are anticipated to provide the industry with a boost. Facilitated by the rising applications of the product such as containerboards in the industrial sector, its employment to remediate oil spills in rivers and oceans, saving valuable marine life, and other factors like increased consumer concerns, manufacturing activities, stringent government rules, and product advancements the market is expected to witness further growth in the forecast period of 2022-2027, growing at a CAGR of 2.5%. The market is projected to reach 305.86 MMT by 2027.

Procurement Resources’ detailed research approach explores deep into the industry, encompassing the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Its team of experts uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and their expertise thus, delivering its customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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