South Korea Garbage Disposals Market SIZE AND SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS AND FORECASTS (2024 - 2031)

South Korea Garbage Disposals Market is Segmented By Product Type (Continuous Feed, Batch Feed), By Application (Residential, Commercial). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above mentioned segments.

South Korea Garbage Disposals Market Size

Market Size in USD Mn

CAGR4.5%

Study Period2024 - 2031
Base Year of Estimation2023
CAGR4.5%
Market ConcentrationMedium
Major PlayersEcube Labs, Cambi ASA, Tana Oy, Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG, Presona and Among Others.
*Disclaimer: Major players are listed in no particular order.
*Source: Coherent Market Insights
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South Korea Garbage Disposals Market Analysis

The South Korea Garbage Disposals Market is estimated to be valued at USD 28.5 Mn in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 38.8 Mn by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2024 to 2031.

An increasingly affluent population that can invest in household appliances for convenience as well as growing environmental consciousness has been driving demand.

South Korea Garbage Disposals Market Trends

Market Driver – Population Growth and Urbanization

The rapid population growth and urbanization seen in South Korea in recent decades has been a major driving factor behind the increasing demand for garbage disposals. As more people move into densely populated urban areas, the amount of household waste generated has grown exponentially.

This mass urban migration has put tremendous pressure on waste management infrastructure in Korean cities. With limited landfill space and an emphasis on environmental protection, it has become imperative to find ways to reduce the volume of garbage through effective waste segregation and disposal methods at the source. Garbage disposals provide a convenient solution for households to shred food waste into pulp that can be easily flushed down the drain, helping to decrease the load on landfills and collection bins by 30-40% according to statistics from the UN Environment Programme (2020).

With the urbanization trend in South Korea expected to continue according to Korea National Statistical Office projections, the market for garbage disposals is likely to expand steadily to handle waste volumes that will accompany rising urban concentrations in the country through 2030.

Market Driver – Growing Environmental Concerns

Growing environmental concerns among South Korean citizens and stringent government policies are major factors driving the growth of the garbage disposals market in South Korea. There is increasing awareness about the harmful effects of landfills and importance of proper waste management. Many South Koreans now prefer disposing food waste through garbage disposals installed at home rather than throwing it in regular trash. This helps reduce waste sent to landfills.

The government too has implemented several initiatives in the past few years to promote sustainable waste management practices and reduce landfill waste. For example, in 2020, the Ministry of Environment of South Korea announced its ‘Zero Waste 2030’ strategy which aims to recycle 100% of household waste by 2030 by introducing separate collections for food waste and other recyclables. As part of this strategy, the government launched awareness programs through television and social media explaining the benefits of garbage disposals and offered rebates to citizens purchasing these products. This has encouraged more home owners to install garbage disposals.

South Korea Garbage Disposals Market Key Factors

Market Challenge – High Operational Costs

High operational costs have posed a major challenge for the growth of South Korea garbage disposals market in recent years. Garbage disposal units require regular maintenance to function efficiently for long durations. Servicing and repair of these units if they break down also adds to high ownership costs. Given the small kitchen sizes that are common in South Korean households, installing wired garbage disposals requires electrical wiring modifications which further adds to installation and setup expenses. The electrical costs associated with running garbage disposals on a daily basis is also significant.

South Korea has relatively high electricity prices compared to other developed nations. According to data from the International Energy Agency (IEA), in 2021, the average electricity price for household consumers in South Korea was $0.2080 per kWh, which is significantly higher than the United States average of $0.1349 per kWh. With garbage disposals requiring continuous power supply to function, the operational running costs over the long term accumulate substantially. This deters many cost-conscious South Korean homeowners from opting for wired garbage disposal units considering the small family sizes.

Market Opportunity – Adoption of Advanced Recycling Technologies

Adoption of advanced recycling technologies can provide a great opportunity to transform South Korea's garbage disposal market. South Korea is facing immense issues of waste management due to increasing population and urbanization. As per Ministry of Environment of South Korea, the country generates up to 38,000 tons of solid waste every day, making it one of the highest waste generators per capita in the world. With limited natural resources and space for landfills, there is high pressure on the government to adopt innovative solutions to deal with waste in an environment friendly manner.

Advanced recycling technologies such as chemical recycling, waste-to-energy plants and plastics pyrolysis can help South Korea immensely to recycle trash in a sustainable way. Chemical recycling is gaining popularity as it can break down mixed plastics into their fundamental chemical building blocks and synthetic gases. This allows usable products to be made from mixed plastic waste streams that currently go to landfills. The method is highly efficient as it can recycle plastic at molecular level. South Korea has demonstrated success with chemical recycling initiatives.

Segmental Analysis of South Korea Garbage Disposals Market

Insights, By Product Type: Convenience and Ease of Use of Continuous Feed

In terms of product type, continuous feed sub-segment contributes the highest share of 68.8% in the South Korea garbage disposals market owing to its convenience and ease of use. Continuous feed disposals allow food waste, peels, and other debris to be ground continuously as it is deposited into the disposer mounted under the kitchen sink. This on-demand operation suits busy modern lifestyles as dirty dishes can be cleaned immediately without the need to collect food scraps first. The steady grinding motion is also more sanitary than batch feed models as it prevents food from sitting and decaying inside the disposer unit.

Continuous feed disposals have grown in popularity as their quiet induction motors reduce noise disturbance compared to earlier models. Advanced soundproofing and balanced grinding mechanisms allow them to operate smoothly without vibration. This quiet operation is attractive to residents in South Korea's dense urban environments where noise carries easily between apartments and townhouses. Safety features have also improved, addressing concerns through automated jam protection and finger-resistant grinding components.

The prevalence of continuous cooking and entertaining at home during the pandemic has led to a rise in food waste disposal needs.

South Korea Garbage Disposals Market By Segmentation

Insights, By Application: Demographics, Lifestyle Trends and Regulations in Residential Sector

In terms of application, the residential sub-segment contributes the highest share of 77.6% in the South Korea garbage disposals market due to factors like demographics, lifestyle trends and regulations. South Korea has a high population density with over half of citizens living in small urban apartments lacking trash chutes. Garbage disposals provide a hygienic solution for residents to dispose of food scraps inside their homes before putting smaller residue bags in outdoor bins.

Changing dining habits have also increased at-home food waste. Younger generations are eating more meals individually or in small groups due to long work hours. They value the time-saving convenience of disposers for cleaning after such lighter meals. Additionally, stricter national laws implemented in recent years ban food waste from household trash in a "Zero Waste" initiative. Disposers encourage proper separation and reduction of organic matter to meet these recycling targets.

In the residential sector specifically, rising housing renovations provide increased opportunities to include new garbage disposers in updated kitchens. As South Korea continues urbanizing with small living spaces, integrated appliances like disposers gain importance for waste management in dense apartment buildings and houses. Their user-friendly technology appeals strongly to homeowners seeking hygienic, low-maintenance solutions.

Competitive overview of South Korea Garbage Disposals Market

The major players operating in the South Korea Garbage Disposals Market include Ecube Labs, Cambi ASA, Tana Oy, Veolia, Suez Group, Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG, Granutech Saturn Systems, Presona, Delitek AS, and Wooju Enviotech Inc.

South Korea Garbage Disposals Market Leaders

  • Ecube Labs
  • Cambi ASA
  • Tana Oy
  • Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG
  • Presona
*Disclaimer: Major players are listed in no particular order.

South Korea Garbage Disposals Market - Competitive Rivalry, 2023

Market Concentration Graph

South Korea Garbage Disposals Market

Market Consolidated
(Dominated by major players)
Market Fragmented
(Highly competitive with lots of players.)
*Source: Coherent Market Insights

Recent Developments in South Korea Garbage Disposals Market

  • In March 2022, Granutech-Saturn Systems launched new Cutter Sales & Rebuild Devision. It provides new replacements and Rebuilt cutters for Dual and Quad Saft Shredders.
  • In July 2023, SUEZ acquired 60% share of APBB (Czech Republic). SUEZ is extending the scope of its activities in the Czech Republic by entering the municipal and industrial waste management and green energy production markets.

South Korea Garbage Disposals Market Report - Table of Contents

  • RESEARCH OBJECTIVES AND ASSUMPTIONS
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  • MARKET PURVIEW
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • South Korea Garbage Disposals Market, By Product Type
      • South Korea Garbage Disposals Market, By Application
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  • MARKET DYNAMICS, REGULATIONS, AND TRENDS ANALYSIS
    • Market Dynamics
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    • Impact Analysis
    • Key Highlights
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Product Launches/Approvals
    • PEST Analysis
    • PORTER’s Analysis
    • Merger and Acquisition Scenario
  • SOUTH KOREA GARBAGE DISPOSALS MARKET – IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC
    • Supply Side and Demand Side Analysis
    • Economic Impact
  • SOUTH KOREA GARBAGE DISPOSALS MARKET, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2024-2031, (USD MN)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2024 and 2031 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2019 - 2031
      • Segment Trends
    • Continuous Feed
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019-2031, (USD MN)
    • Batch Feed
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019-2031, (USD MN)
  • SOUTH KOREA GARBAGE DISPOSALS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2024-2031, (USD MN)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2024 and 2031 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2019 - 2031
      • Segment Trends
    • Residential
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019-2031, (USD MN)
    • Commercial
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019-2031, (USD MN)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • Ecube Labs
      • Company Highlights
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Developments
      • Financial Performance
      • Strategies
    • Cambi ASA 
      • Company Highlights
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Developments
      • Financial Performance
      • Strategies
    • Tana Oy
      • Company Highlights
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Developments
      • Financial Performance
      • Strategies
    • Veolia
      • Company Highlights
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Developments
      • Financial Performance
      • Strategies
    • Suez Group
      • Company Highlights
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Developments
      • Financial Performance
      • Strategies
    • Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG
      • Company Highlights
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Developments
      • Financial Performance
      • Strategies
    • Granutech Saturn Systems
      • Company Highlights
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Developments
      • Financial Performance
      • Strategies
    • Presona
      • Company Highlights
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Developments
      • Financial Performance
      • Strategies
    • Delitek AS
      • Company Highlights
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Developments
      • Financial Performance
      • Strategies
    • Wooju Enviotech Inc
      • Company Highlights
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Developments
      • Financial Performance
      • Strategies
    • Analyst Views
  • SECTION
    • Research Methodology
    • About us

South Korea Garbage Disposals Market Segmentation

  • By Product Type
    • Continuous Feed
    • Batch Feed
  • By Application
    • Residential
    • Commercial
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