Recycling in Europe – Industry Report


A circular economy is an essential prerequisite for greater sustainability. Recycling as the recovery of raw materials from “end-of-life” products is essential for Central Europe for the supply of manufacturing companies and at the same time serves to reduce dependencies.

Strong price fluctuations after the Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020, import stops of important customer countries in Asia influence the profitability massively. New input materials such as batteries from e-mobility and growing volumes of e-waste require new processes to extract the high-grade metals and at the same time create new business models. Last but not least, regulatory requirements continue to increase.”

The impact of all these influences on the European recycling industry is highlighted in our latest “Industry Snapshot Recycling in Europe – Status Quo, Trends and Challenges”.