Italy is among the most energy-efficient nations in the world, and its infrastructure development reflects the nation's goal of building a future that is both ethical and sustainable. In 2020, 5.9 million tonnes of fossil polymers were consumed in Italy, making it the second-largest plastic consumer in Europe. This amounts to roughly 100 kg of plastic per person. The packaging and disposables industry accounts for 42% of the plastic used in the nation, followed by the construction industry at 12% and the automobile industry at 7%. In Italy, little over 30% of plastic waste is submitted for recycling, and about 6% of the market is made up of bioplastics (in terms of production). An industrial policy that offers efficient policies is crucial if the plastics sector is to continue playing a significant part in Italy's fabric manufacturing while also advancing environmental and climate goals. For this industrial sector, there is currently insufficient political vision, and this gap needs to be filled as quickly as possible to provide stakeholders in the field with a clear course. Two instances of the danger of not directing Italian business into economic activities compatible with long-term climate objectives are the extensive use of packaging and the absence of regulatory initiatives in the disposable supply chain.
According to the research report “Italy Plastic Waste Management Market Research Report, 2028, published by Actual Market Research, the market is expected to add USD 69.79 Million in the upcoming period, 2023–2028. Based on service type, which comprises collection and transportation, recycling, incineration, and landfills. The plastic separation processes are modern as well, and Italy recycles a lot of different plastics such as PET, HDPE, PDPE and mixed plastics. However, even though the recycling rate has been rising, there is still work to be done to minimise littering and landfilling. The recycling rate of paper packaging in 2021 reached 85% and for glass 77% and have exceeded the European target for 2030. in 2021 63% of paper and cardboard and 61,6% of glass produced in Italy are derived from recycling. The plastics with the highest consumption in Italy are polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polystyrene (PS), both ordinary and expanded (EPS), and polyamides (PA, including PA66, or nylon). Based on the source type which includes Residential, Commercial & institutional, Industrial and Others. Industries are considered as largest source of plastic waste in Italy. Due to Packaging, for example, has a very short 'in-use' lifetime (typically around 6 months or less). This is in contrast to building and construction, where plastic use has a mean lifetime of 35 years. Packaging is therefore the dominant generator of plastic waste, responsible for almost half of the global total.
On January 14, 2022, the Italian Legislative Decree 196/2021 (the Italian Decree) that implements the Single-Use Plastic Directive (SUPD) will go into effect. The Italian Decree departs significantly from the SUPD in the following key areas: it offers a more flexible definition of plastic, delays the enforcement of the prohibition on forbidden SUPs, and exempts certain biodegradable and compostable materials from this prohibition. Additionally, the Decree places precise return requirements for used plastic bottles. Even while the Italian Decree gives businesses more flexibility to advertise their SUPs in Italy, businesses should carefully consider the risks that could occur if EU Courts ultimately rule that the Decree is incompatible with EU law.
The COVID-19 epidemic caused a stunning increase in the usage of single-use plastics in a variety of end-user industries, including disposable goods for the food, medical, commercial, residential, and industrial sectors. Additionally, the recycling industry was severely impacted by the drop in collection rates brought on by disruptions in waste collection and labour shortages during these difficult times. Although the COVID 19 crisis led to a rise in plastic product consumption, recycling rates did not keep pace with the surge in plastic demand, which had a detrimental effect on the plastic recycling industry. However, throughout the projection period, it is anticipated that increasing public awareness of plastic pollution and strict government regulations will have a beneficial impact on the France plastic recycling market.
Some of the plastic waste management companies in Italy are Dentis Recycling Italy, Recycling for plastic, Eso Recycling, Eco Plastic, Montello, Myreplast Industries Srl, LME SRL, Pistoni S.r.l., Plastrading, REGREEN SRL, Greco Ecology, Ds Smith, Geocycle (Italia) srl, Plastic Leffe, G.F.Cascami S.R.L., Esse Emme Plast S. R. L. Unipersonale, Smurfit Kappa Recycling Italia S.r.l. and many more.
Considered in this report
• Geography: Italy
• Historic year: 2017
• Base year: 2022
• Estimated year: 2023
• Forecast year: 2028
By Service Type
• Collection & transportation
By Source Type
• Commercial & institutional
By Polymer Type
• Polypropylene (PP)
• Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
• High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
• Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
• Polyurethane (PUR)
• Polystyrene (PS)
• Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
The approach of the report:
This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analysing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.
This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to plastic waste management market, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.
List of Figures
Figure 1: Italy Plastic Waste Management Market Size By Value 2017 to 2028F (in USD Billion)
Figure 2: Market Attractiveness Index, By Service Type
Figure 3: Market Attractiveness Index, By Source Type
Figure 4: Porter's Five Forces of Italy Plastic Waste Management Market
List of Table
Table 1: Influencing Factors for Global Plastic Waste Management Market, 2022
Table 2: Italy Plastic Waste Management Market Size and Forecast By Service Type (2017, 2022 & 2028F)
Table 3: Italy Plastic Waste Management Market Size and Forecast By Source Type (2017, 2022 & 2028F)
Table 4: Italy Plastic Waste Management Market Size of Landfills (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 5: Italy Plastic Waste Management Market Size of Recycling (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 6: Italy Plastic Waste Management Market Size of Incineration (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 7: Italy Plastic Waste Management Market Size of Collection & transportation (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 8: Italy Plastic Waste Management Market Size of Industrial (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 9: Italy Plastic Waste Management Market Size of Commercial & institutional (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 10: Italy Plastic Waste Management Market Size of Residential (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 11: Italy Plastic Waste Management Market Size of Others (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion