- Mono-material plastic packaging film consumption is forecast to grow during 2023–28 at an annual average rate of 4.5%
- In 2023, the global market share for rigid mono-material plastic packaging consumption is projected at 96.0%
- Asia-Pacific is the largest consumer of mono-material plastic packaging film, with a projected 2023 consumption share of 51.3%.
Conventional multilayer composite films are difficult to recycle because of the need to separate the different film layers. What is more, many countries do not have the necessary recycling systems and processes in place to recycle complex laminates. Finding solutions to collect, sort and recover these materials is becoming increasingly important to packaging and waste communities, as well as consumers. In contrast, mono-material films are fully recyclable as all layers are made of the same type of plastic, which makes sorting easier and leads to cleaner recycling streams.
This report identifies market drivers and key technology developments supporting the market for mono-material plastic packaging. It quantifies market size and growth trends by materials, end-use sector and geographic region.
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- How packaging design affects the choice of mono or multi-material plastic options; options for recycling and quality of recycled polyolefin packaging
- Chemical recycling could offer the potential for ‘difficult-to-recycle’ flexible plastic packaging streams to supplement mechanical recycling
- More disposable incomes in developing countries means there is a higher proportion of consumer spending on packaged products, including packaged food, luxury products, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
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- How the packaging industry is responding to legislation and growing public concern about package recycling and sustainability
- With the trend towards packaging recyclability gathering speed, more attention is also being paid to designing the original package to be more easily recyclable. Current packaging design makes recycling difficult to achieve since different materials feature in different elements of the final packaging product.
This report is based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of targeted interviews with material suppliers, converters and experts drawn from key markets. This was supported by secondary research in the form of extensive literature analysis of published data, official government statistics, domestic and international trade organisation data, company websites, industry reports, trade press articles, presentations, and attendance at trade events.
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About the author
- Plastic packaging raw material suppliers
- Mono-material plastic packaging products
- Multi- material plastic packaging products
- Plastic packaging manufacturing equipment suppliers
David Platt is a freelance business researcher and writer with a broad range of experience in the plastics and packaging industry. He has authored over 50 market reports for Smithers on subjects including global packaging, rigid plastic packaging, PET packaging, flexible packaging, bioplastics, specialty plastics, high-performance packaging film, and pouches, caps & closures. He has participated in consultancy projects and has authored two books for Smithers.