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About the Recycling Report

Trend Hunter’s Recycling Trend Report examines waste management trends and green initiatives. With a multitude of environmental issues facing consumers today, the importance of recycling is more dire than ever. Consumers are attempting to reduce pollution and reuse energy whenever they can, thanks in part to developments made in recyclable green products and renewable energy sources. We also track consumer habits when it comes to disposing trash, eco-friendly purchases, waste collection services, as well as the dramatic decrease in newspaper recycling due to tablets, smartphones and laptops.

Who It's For

The data collected for this report will best serve waste management companies, plastic and glass bottle manufacturers and city planners that want to better understand consumer relationships in regards to their recycling habits.

Stay on the forefront today’s recycling trends by extracting valuable consumer-based data from the Recycling Trend Report.

The Recycling Trend Report, last published on Oct 22, 2014, includes 87 PRO Trends and 435 examples of recycling market research and recycling consumer trends related to: green initiatives, eco-friendly lifestyles, environmental issues, renewable energy, organic waste and recycling trends.

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Our recycling research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced recycling articles and 2,122,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 87 Recycling PRO Trends = 87 Powerpoint Pages Recycling PPT Report
• 435 Recycling Examples

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• 61 Recycling Videos (Online) Recycling Videos
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Sample Recycling Pro Trends

Each Recycling PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online recycling articles, videos and images. Examples:

Conscious Stay Adding awareness to travel destinations, hotels adopt social good tactics Implications - Seeking to connect with travelers on a more emotional level, hotels are adopting elements of social good for consumer appeal. Exposing guests to social issues and offering chances to volunteer and give back, these travel destinations appeal to not just the need for new experiences, but the need to feel good about oneself.
Conscious Stay
Adding awareness to travel destinations, hotels adopt social good tactics
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Seasonal Customization Consumers opt for DIY techniques to add personal touches to holiday decor Implications - Moving away from the typical aesthetics found in store-bought products, consumers are turning to DIY activities to add individuality to holiday decor. Making Christmas trees and gift wrapping using unexpected materials, consumers are heightening seasonal experiences with greater sentimental features. This reflects a need to maintain tradition in a more creative and personalized manner.
Seasonal Customization
Consumers opt for DIY techniques to add personal touches to holiday decor
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Interactive Eco Eco initiatives turn to engaging public campaigns to generate interest Implications - Moving beyond facts and figures, eco initiatives are turning to interactive elements to capture consumer attention. Encouraging participation through playful and entertaining activities, these campaigns help draw awareness by getting individuals involved, creating a link between the consumer and the cause.
Interactive Eco
Eco initiatives turn to engaging public campaigns to generate interest
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Waste Currency Brands accept waste as a payment for goods to reinforce positive perceptions Implications - Consumers are becoming more aware of how their habits affect the environment, which a number of brands are taking in stride by accepting waste as a form of payment. This active push for recycling helps reinforce a positive image of the brand for consumers and align previously wasteful brands with eco-conscious customers.
Waste Currency
Brands accept waste as a payment for goods to reinforce positive perceptions
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Sustainable Exercise Consumers opt for more eco-friendly ways to get exercise Implications - Instead of opting for an energy-hogging gym, consumers are turning to solutions that are either dual-purpose or sustainable. This shift towards a green design marks a consumer preference for guilt-free means of maintaining activities in their daily routine.
Sustainable Exercise
Consumers opt for more eco-friendly ways to get exercise
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Reusable Packaging Offering a fun, eco alternative, brands focus on use after consumption Implications - A product design that is too disposable is being panned by consumers for the harsh effect it can have on the environment, which has resulted in packaging designed for a second use or purpose. This shift appeals to the eco-friendly consumer, but also those interested in novel product design and function.
Reusable Packaging
Offering a fun, eco alternative, brands focus on use after consumption
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Curated Commute Bus stops are given an artistic overhaul to heighten engagement Implications - Encouraging the use of public transportation, bus services are incorporating artistic aesthetics to provide more visual appeal. Using abstract shapes and unexpected materials to transform bus stops into works of art, these designs breathe new life into typically standardized structures, offering consumers access to cultured experiences without having to divert from routine behavior.
Curated Commute
Bus stops are given an artistic overhaul to heighten engagement
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Shipping Streamlining Mail is given a modern overhaul to support the expansion of eCommerce Implications - Consumers are online shopping at an exponential rate, which has lead to the evolution of shipping from archaic to sophisticated. Areas for concern among customers include returns and shipping, which are being addressed by brands with solutions that place timeliness and ease first, two features paramount for the modern consumer.
Shipping Streamlining
Mail is given a modern overhaul to support the expansion of eCommerce
6 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 81 more Recycling PRO Trends and 435 examples!



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