Recovered Glass: United States

This report forecasts the total recovery of post-consumer glass from the US municipal solid waste (MSW) stream in short tons to 2021. For comparison, this report also forecasts to 2021 the total generation of post-consumer glass in the MSW stream. Total post-consumer glass recovery and generation are segmented by source product in terms of: beer and soft drink bottles, wine and liquor bottles, other containers, and durable goods (generation only).

To illustrate historical trends, total glass recovery, generation, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2006 to 2016. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, recycling initiatives, glass production and cullet processing, and trends in personal consumption spending. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines source products, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute materials when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each source product segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US industry. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 21-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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