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  • Published On : Oct 2023
  • Code : CMI6404
  • Pages : 130
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  • Industry : Packaging

The Bagster Bag Market size is expected to reach US$ 767.0 million by 2030, from US$ 490.4 million in 2023, at a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period. Bagster bags are large, sturdy bags used for collecting waste and recyclable materials. They provide an easy and convenient way for households and businesses to dispose of trash and recycling without requiring a dumpster rental. Key advantages of Bagster bags include easy loading, transportation, and unloading. The market is driven by growing environmental concerns, rising urbanization leading to greater waste generation, and supportive government regulations.

The Bagster Bag Market is segmented by material type, end-user, distribution channel, and product type. By material, the plastic segment dominates the market owing to the durability and versatility of plastic bags.

Bagster Bag Market Regional Insights:

  • North America is expected to be the largest market for Bagster Bag Market during the forecast period, accounting for over 35% of the market share in 2022. The growth of the market in North America is attributed to high consumer awareness regarding waste management and recycling, along with strict government regulations.
  • The Asia Pacific market is expected to be the second-largest market for Bagster Bag Market, accounting for over 25% of the market share in 2022. The growth of the market in is attributed to rapid urbanization and industrialization in emerging economies such as China and India.
  • The Europe market is expected to be the fastest-growing market for Bagster Bag Market, with a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period. The growth of the market in Europe is attributed to growing adoption of sustainable waste management practices.

Figure 1. Global Bagster Bag Market Share (%), by Region, 2023


Bagster Bag Market Drivers:

  • Growing Waste Generation: The rising volumes of waste generation globally is a major factor driving the growth of the bagster bag market. Rapid urbanization, industrialization, economic development, and population growth have all contributed to surging waste volumes over the past few decades. Municipal solid waste generation is expected to reach 2.2 billion tonnes per year by 2025, significantly up from 1.3 billion tonnes in 2012, according to World Bank data. This exponential increase in trash and garbage volumes is necessitating efficient waste collection and transportation solutions, thereby fueling demand for sturdy and high-capacity bagster bags.
  • Stringent Government Regulations: Governments across the world are implementing strict waste management regulations to tackle the problem of overflowing landfills, GHG emissions from organic waste, and plastic pollution. Several countries have mandated households and businesses to segregate their waste at source for recycling. There are also regulations restricting use of single-use plastics and promoting use of compostable bags. Such regulations are driving adoption of bagster bags as convenient and affordable waste collection and segregation solutions.
  • Public-Private Partnerships: Public-private partnerships between municipalities and private companies for efficient waste management are gaining traction globally. Under such contracts, companies are providing waste collection and recycling services to communities. To facilitate door-to-door waste pickup, recycling bags and bagster bags are being distributed to households by service providers. These partnerships are significantly contributing to the growth of the bagster bags market.
  • Advancements in Materials: Advances in materials science have led to the development of innovative fabrics for garbage bags with higher strength, puncture-resistance, and load-bearing capacity. The use of multilayered fabrics, proprietary polymer blends, and nanotechnology-enabled materials have improved mechanical properties of bagster bags. Features such as tear-proof, antimicrobial, water-proof, and odor-control are being incorporated through material advances. This is expanding applicability of bagster bags for heavy and messy waste.

Bagster Bag Market Opportunities:

  • Biodegradable Materials: There is an emerging opportunity for eco-friendly and biodegradable materials such as plant starch blends and compostable biopolymers in the bagster bags market. With growing environmental awareness among consumers, manufacturers have opportunity to develop 100% compostable bagster bags that can decompose without leaving behind toxic residue. Biodegradable bags made using natural fibers and plant-based resins have potential for significant uptake in applications involving yard trimmings, food waste, and agricultural refuse collection.
  • Recycled Materials: Using post-consumer recycled resins and fabrics for manufacturing bagster bags presents a major opportunity area. Plastics such as PET and HDPE obtained from recycled bottles, containers, and films can be converted into rugged recycled fabrics for bagster bags. Not only does this reduce plastic waste, but the recycled materials also have advantages such as good tensile strength, UV-resistance, and cost-effectiveness. Marketing the recycled content in the bags can attract sustainability-conscious consumers.
  • Online Sales: The global expansion of e-commerce networks offers lucrative growth opportunities for manufacturers to sell bagster bags online, directly to end-use consumers. Online sales channels allow access to a wider consumer base. It also enables bundling bagster bags with complimentary products like smaller trash bags, ties, gloves, cleaning solutions etc. to provide an integrated waste management solution. User-friendly features such as customized capacity, subscription models, and doorstep delivery can be offered.
  • Emerging Markets: Developing nations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America present untapped opportunities for bagster bag sales. Rapid urbanization in these countries is leading to a garbage crisis in the cities. Implementing local manufacturing and distribution infrastructure in emerging markets can help bagster bag companies tap into the growing waste collection needs of households and industries in these regions. Creating awareness about source waste segregation is essential to expand sales.

Bagster Bag Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Market Size in 2023: US$ 490.4 Mn
Historical Data for: 2018 to 2021 Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR: 6.6% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 767.0 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa:  GCC Countries, Israel,  South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa and Rest of Middle East
Segments covered:
  • By Material Type: Plastic, Paper, Metal, Glass, Others
  • By End-user Industry: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Construction, Others
  • By Distribution Channel: Online, Offline, Retail Stores, Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Distributors, Others
  • By Product Type: Garbage Bags, Trash Bags, Recycling Bags, Compostable Bags, Reusable Bags, Others 
Companies covered:

Waste Management Inc., Republic Services Inc., Clean Harbors Inc., Covanta Holding Corporation, Stericycle Inc., Advanced Disposal Services, Casella Waste Systems, Recology, Biffa, REMONDIS SE & Co. KG

Growth Drivers:
  • Growing waste generation
  • Stringent government regulations
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Advancements in materials
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Competition from alternative products
  • Limitations in recycling processes
  • Fluctuating raw material costs

Bagster Bag Market Trends:

  • Smart Waste Management: Integration of IoT technologies such as tracking sensors, Bluetooth connectivity, and Big Data analytics with bagster bags to enable intelligent waste monitoring is an emerging trend. Smart features allow remote fill-level monitoring, optimize waste collection routes, provide usage insights, and send proactive re-ordering alerts. They can help significantly improve operational efficiency, customer convenience, and sustainability.
  • Omnichannel Retailing: Leading bagster bag retailers are adopting omnichannel strategies involving a combination of physical stores, e-commerce, mobile apps, social commerce, and digital advertising. Omnichannel facilitates seamless customer experience and gives retailers greater flexibility. Consumers today expect the convenience of shopping for bagster bags through multiple touch points, depending on individual preferences. Retailers are striving to deliver a unified brand experience across channels.
  • Customization: Offering customizable and personalized bagster bags tailored to individual requirements is a rising trend. Features such as size, capacity, color, printing, accessories etc. can be customized at the point of purchase. Some vendors also allow customers to upload designs/photographs to be printed on the bags. Personalization gives consumers a sense of ownership over the products. It also allows brands to charge a premium.
  • Consolidation: Mergers and acquisitions among bagster bag manufacturers are on the rise, leading to increased consolidation in the industry. Large diversified chemical companies and waste management corporations are acquiring bagster bag startups and niche vendors to expand their product portfolios. Consolidation enables companies to enhance their distribution networks, economies of scale, operational synergies, and bargaining power with retailers. At the same time, it reduces competitive intensity.

Bagster Bag Market Restraints:

  • Competition from Alternative Products: The wide availability of substitute products such as traditional trash cans, dumpsters, crates, and woven sacks puts pricing pressures on bagster bag manufacturers. Consumers can opt for lower-priced alternatives or reuse free containers like cardboard boxes for waste handling. Unless bagster bags can demonstrate greater convenience and value for money, preference for cheap alternatives will remain a market restraint.
  • Limitations in Recycling Processes: While bagster bags promote waste segregation at source, limitations exist in the downstream recycling processes and infrastructure required for plastic and other waste collected in bagster bags. Scrapped vehicles, complex packaging, and contaminated waste cannot be easily recycled with current technology. This restrains the environmental benefits realized from source segregation using bagster bags. Accessibility of recycling centers in urban communities also needs improvement to fully leverage bagster bags.
  • Fluctuating Raw Material Costs: Bagster bags production involves raw materials like polyethylene, polypropylene, biopolymers etc. derived from crude oil and gas. Pricing volatility in petrochemical feedstocks due to supply-demand dynamics, geopolitics, and exchange rate fluctuations impact manufacturer profit margins. Rising materials costs may necessitate hiking bagster bag prices, affecting affordability. This raw material price volatility restrains market growth and business profitability.

Recent Developments:

New product launches:

  • In January 2021, Amazon launched its Recycle Bag to enable easy recycling for customers in the UK. The large Bagster bags allow customers to collect recyclables before dropping them off at recycling centers.
  • In April 2022, Tesco partnered with Recycling Technologies to offer Recycle Bags in over 600 stores in the UK. The bags allow consumers to recycle flexible plastic from their homes.
  • In September 2020, Coles launched reusable Bagster Bags as part of its goal to reduce plastic waste. The sturdy bags can be used up to 100 times.

Acquisition and partnerships:

  • In January 2022, Republic Services acquired US Ecology to expand its environmental solutions capabilities including waste disposal and recycling services.
  • In April 2021, Waste Management partnered with OPTI Resource Management Group to offer recycling and waste management services in Canada.
  • In December 2020, Covanta acquired GERs IDs waste and recycling operations to expand its waste management infrastructure in the Northeast United States.

Figure 2. Global Bagster Bag Market Share (%), by Product Type, 2023


Top companies in Bagster Bag Market:

  • Waste Management Inc.
  • Republic Services Inc.
  • Clean Harbors Inc.
  • Covanta Holding Corporation
  • Stericycle Inc.
  • Advanced Disposal Services
  • Casella Waste Systems
  • Recology
  • Biffa

Definition: The Bagster Bag Market refers to the global market for large, sturdy bags designed for collection and transportation of trash, garbage, recyclables, yard waste, and other materials. Key product types in this market include garbage bags, trash bags, recycling bags, and compostable bags. Bagster bags provide a convenient and affordable solution for waste management needs of households, businesses, construction sites, institutions, and even cities. The growing volumes of waste generation and rising awareness about sustainability are expected to drive the growth of the Bagster Bag Market.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The CAGR of the Bagster Bag Market is projected to be 6.6% from 2023 to 2030.

Rising waste generation, growing environmental awareness, supportive government regulations, increasing end-user demand, and technological advancements are the key drivers.  

Asia Pacific is expected to lead the Bagster Bag Market.

Waste Management Inc., Republic Services Inc., Clean Harbors Inc., Covanta Holding Corporation, Stericycle Inc., Advanced Disposal Services, Casella Waste Systems, Recology, Biffa, REMONDIS SE & Co. KG are the major players.

The plastic segment leads the Bagster Bag Market owing to durability and versatility of plastic bags.

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