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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 May 11, 2015, includes 98 PRO Trends and 490 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 2,371,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 98 Recycling PRO Trends = 98 Powerpoint Pages Recycling PPT Report
• 490 Recycling Examples

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• 69 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:

Pouch Obsession Portability is pushed to new levels with pouches for adult use Implications - As consumers' lives become increasingly hectic, a bigger desire for portability is observed. At the same time, a desire for slow-made artisan goods is seen on a mass level, calling for something to satisfy these two opposing needs. Pouches communicate a sense of humility and (sometimes literal) transparency.
Pouch Obsession
Portability is pushed to new levels with pouches for adult use
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Eco Commute Chinese consumers switch to greener forms of transportation Implications - In an effort to improve the air pollution epidemic in China, companies have come up with eco transportation solutions on both personal and public levels. Consumers' willingness to switch to greener forms of transportation suggests that they hold themselves, and public transit systems, to a certain standard of accountability in light of the current environmental crisis.
Eco Commute
Chinese consumers switch to greener forms of transportation
4 Examples + Score + Implications


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
4 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


PLUS 92 more Recycling PRO Trends and 490 examples!



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