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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 Apr 08, 2015, includes 95 PRO Trends and 475 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 2,343,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 95 Recycling PRO Trends = 95 Powerpoint Pages Recycling PPT Report
• 475 Recycling Examples

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• 67 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:

Sustainable Sanitation Consumers search for environmentally friendly cleaning solutions Implications - In an effort to reduce their ecological footprint, eco-conscious consumers are opting for reusable, biodegradable cleaning materials. Consumers' growing interest in the health and well-being of the environment has translated into some major lifestyle adjustments, suggesting that the demand for sustainability will only continue to grow.
Sustainable Sanitation
Consumers search for environmentally friendly cleaning solutions
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Dual-Purpose Service Heightening consumer experiences, auto services integrate unexpected features Implications - Altering consumer perceptions of routine tasks like auto maintenance, car services are turning to unconventional features to add excitement to the process. Combining traditional services like car washes and garages with spas and restaurants, retailers are seeking to not only make the maintenance process more entertaining, but also change the way consumers go about their routines.
Dual-Purpose Service
Heightening consumer experiences, auto services integrate unexpected features
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Sustainable Celebratory Holiday products go green as consumers seek out eco-friendly alternatives Implications - As a desire for sustainable living grows in momentum, things like holiday celebrations and seasonal goods are seeing an eco-friendly overhaul. Seeking to maintain the essence of holidays like Easter in a more environmentally conscious manner, consumers are turning to DIY alternatives and green products to add peace of mind to what are often seen as materialistic occasions.
Sustainable Celebratory
Holiday products go green as consumers seek out eco-friendly alternatives
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Eco Greeting Consumers attempt to lower waste production by opting for greeting card alternatives Implications - Understanding that holidays such as Valentine's Day contribute to a significant increase in annual waste production, eco-conscious consumers are searching for alternatives to the traditional greeting card. Whether it's in the form of recycled items, or sentimental products with more permanence, this shift reflects a consumer willingness to abandon convention in favor of more sustainable rituals.
Eco Greeting
Consumers attempt to lower waste production by opting for greeting card alternatives
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Droneimals Flying technology is used for delight with pet-like toys Implications - Typically, drone technology is seen as a huge step for function. Shifting the focus to fun, the flight technology is being applied to toys and leisure with drone animals. Essentially functioning as pet replacements, these "Droneimals" open the doors for more affordable, less high-pressure forms of animal companionship.
Droneimals
Flying technology is used for delight with pet-like toys
7 Examples + Score + Implications


E-Tail Branding Brands design packaging specifically for easy shipping Implications - The rise of online shopping requires new protocol for shipping goods, which is being acknowledged with packaging specifically designed for postage. Designed with ergonomics in mind, the packaging is often designed for fast returns to make the process more appealing for consumers who covet ease.
E-Tail Branding
Brands design packaging specifically for easy shipping
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Plastic Couture Concerns over waste levels sees recyclables transformed into quality fashions Implications - Fashion brands are beginning to distance themselves from materials like silk or cotton in favor of recycled plastic that can be cost effectively transformed into hip fashions. Using discarded plastic as the main material, these designs create an eco-friendly aesthetic that appeals to consumers while enhancing brand perception.
Plastic Couture
Concerns over waste levels sees recyclables transformed into quality fashions
5 Examples + Score + Implications


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


PLUS 89 more Recycling PRO Trends and 475 examples!



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