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Compostable Cutlery Market Size Worth $65.7 Million By 2030: IndustryARC

Mar 5, 2024 6:00 PM ET

Compostable Cutlery Market Size Worth $65.7 Million By 2030: IndustryARC

The Global Compostable Cutlery Market size is predicted to reach $65.7 Million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period 2024-2030 according to the latest market research report published by IndustryARC. The heightened consumer awareness of the detrimental environmental effects of non-biodegradable plastic utensils, coupled with government regulations aimed at reducing single-use plastics are poised to propel the market growth, finds IndustryARC in its recent  report, titled “Compostable Cutlery Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Starch Blends, CPLA, PLA (Polylactic Acid), Others), By Material (Paper, Wood, Bamboo, Bioplastics, Others), By Product Type (Forks, Spoons, Knives, Cups, Straws, Plates, Pouches & Sachets, Others), By Certification (OK Compost, BPI, EN13432), By Distribution Channel (Offline, Online), By Application (Catering, Hotels, Family, Restaurants, Hospitals, Schools, Airlines, Others), By Region and Segment Forecasts, 2023–2030”

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Asia Pacific Register Highest Growth:

The Compostable Cutlery industry in the Asia Pacific region is expanding due With its substantial population base, countries like China and India have become fertile ground for eco-friendly dining solutions. The region’s accelerated growth is intrinsically tied to the burgeoning environmental awareness and increasing apprehensions surrounding the environmental ramifications of non-biodegradable plastics. Moreover, proactive government measures, including regulations and incentives, have galvanized both businesses and consumers to embrace compostable cutlery alternatives, underscoring the region’s commitment to sustainability.

Compostable Cutlery Market 2024-2030: Scope of the Report

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Market Size in 2030

$65.7 Million

Segments Covered

Type, Material, Product Type, Certification, Distribution Channel, Application and Region

Geographies Covered

North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand and Rest of Asia-Pacific), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Rest of South America), Rest of the World (Middle East and Africa).

Key Market Players

  1. Eco-Products, Inc.
  2. World Centric
  3. Dixie
  4. Lollicup USA
  5. Biodegradable Food Service, LLC
  6. AmerCareRoyal
  7. BioPak
  8. Ecovita
  9. Vegware
  10. Minima

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Compostable Cutlery Market Report – Key Takeaways:

PLA (Polylactic Acid) Dominate the Market

The PLA (Polylactic Acid) segment had the largest market share in 2023 owing to its biodegradability, renewability and its close resemblance to traditional plastic utensils. Its adaptability to manufacturing processes and its effectiveness in delivering durable, sustainable alternatives have gained it favor with consumers and businesses alike. The rising emphasis on sustainability and the reduction of single-use plastics has propelled the adoption of PLA-based compostable cutlery, firmly establishing it as a market leader.

BPI to Register Highest Growth

BPI is predicted to grow with the highest CAGR over the forecast period. This is owing to the swift rise in its popularity is attributed to the stringent standards and credibility associated with BPI certification, making it the top choice for eco-conscious consumers and businesses. As environmental concerns mount and regulatory demands increase, BPI certification has become a hallmark of trust, driving rapid growth in the Compostable Cutlery market. In December 2023, the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) and the Composting Consortium conducted a survey involving 2,765 respondents in the United States. The aim of the survey was to assess how various design and labeling strategies impact consumers’ abilities to recognize, evaluate, and appropriately dispose of compostable product packaging.

Europe is Leading the Market

Europe region held a major market share of the global market in 2023. The region’s strong commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness has made it a leader in driving market growth. Stringent environmental regulations have accelerated the adoption of compostable cutlery in the foodservice industry. The diverse and thriving foodservice sector in Europe, encompassing various restaurants and cafes has fostered a substantial demand for eco-friendly dining solutions. As per Composting Consortium report, The quantity of compostable materials available in the market has been consistently on the rise, and the market for compostable packaging is anticipated to witness a 17% annual growth rate between 2020 and 2027.

Burgeoning Opportunities in Biodegradable Spoons

 Biodegradable spoons are eco-friendly utensils, often made from materials like cornstarch or bamboo, are gaining prominence as consumers and businesses alike seek sustainable dining alternatives. Their biodegradability aligns perfectly with the growing global focus on reducing plastic waste. As environmental concerns continue to rise, the demand for these eco-conscious spoons is creating a growing market niche, presenting significant growth opportunities for manufacturers and retailers.

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The Emergence of Sustainable Food Packaging

With a global push toward sustainability and eco-conscious practices, the demand for compostable cutlery is on the rise. Sustainable food packaging, crafted from biodegradable materials like cornstarch, PLA, and bamboo, perfectly complements this trend. Foodservice establishments and consumers are increasingly seeking greener dining solutions. This heightened awareness, coupled with regulatory incentives, is fueling market growth and presenting enticing opportunities for businesses to meet this demand while contributing to a more environmentally responsible future.

In 2023, Global Buying Green Report, The study revealed that sustainability considerations significantly influence consumers’ product choices with 54% of respondents taking sustainable packaging into account. With a striking 83% express a willingness to pay extra for sustainably packaged products, in contrast to 70% of consumers across all age groups. This consumer inclination aligns with the Compostable Cutlery market’s goals, as it offers an eco-friendly alternative that resonates strongly with sustainability-conscious consumers.

The Introduction of Edible Cutlery

Edible cutlery, typically crafted from ingredients like wheat, rice, or millet, represents a unique and sustainable alternative. It not only serves its purpose as a utensil but can also be consumed after use, minimizing waste. As consumers become more environmentally conscious and health-focused, edible cutlery is gaining traction. This innovative product aligns with the growing demand for eco-friendly dining solutions, and its creative approach is presenting fresh opportunities for businesses in the Compostable Cutlery market, catering to the eco-conscious and health-conscious consumer base.

Government Initiatives to Promote Sustainability

With increasing environmental concerns and a focus on reducing single-use plastics, governments worldwide are implementing regulations and incentives to encourage businesses and consumers to adopt eco-friendly dining solutions. This legislative support not only drives awareness but also creates a conducive environment for the growth of the Compostable Cutlery market. Businesses aligned with these initiatives are poised to benefit from the expanding market, seizing the opportunities that sustainability-conscious government policies provide, and contributing to a more environmentally responsible dining landscape.

In 2023, As per the World Bank’s, the global green bonds have successfully mobilized an impressive $2.5 trillion to fund environmentally friendly and sustainable initiatives. This significant financial commitment aligns with the broader global drive towards sustainability. In a similar vein, the Compostable Cutlery market, by offering eco-friendly and sustainable dining solutions, plays a vital role in contributing to these collective efforts to reduce environmental impact and promote sustainable practices across various industries.

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The Report also Covers the Following Areas:

Compostable Cutlery Market Size and Forecast

Compostable Cutlery Market Trends

Compostable Cutlery Market Analysis by Product Type

Compostable Cutlery Market 2024-2030: Key Highlights

CAGR of the market during the forecast period 2024-2030

Value Chain analysis of key stake holders

Detailed analysis of market drivers and opportunities during the forecast period

Compostable Cutlery Market size estimation and forecast

Analysis and predictions on end users’ behavior and upcoming trends

Competitive landscape and Vendor market analysis including offerings, developments, and financials

Comprehensive analysis of challenges and constraints in the Compostable Cutlery Market

Covid and Ukrainian Crisis Impact:

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about notable shifts in the Compostable Cutlery market. Initially, the market experienced setbacks due to supply chain disruptions and reduced demand as restaurants and foodservice establishments closed or limited operations. However, the pandemic’s focus on hygiene and eco-friendliness eventually bolstered demand for compostable cutlery, especially in takeout and delivery services.

The Ukraine crisis had a limited direct impact on the Compostable Cutlery market. Most of the raw materials for compostable cutlery production are sourced from regions unaffected by the crisis. However, the crisis introduced economic uncertainties, which indirectly affected global markets and consumer sentiment. While potential supply chain disruptions and increased costs loomed, the market remained relatively stable, driven by the persistent demand for sustainable and eco-friendly dining alternatives.

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List of Key Market Players in Compostable Cutlery Market:

The Global Compostable Cutlery Market is fragmented with several global and regional companies operating with expansive manufacturing capabilities and extensive distribution networks. The key companies profiled are listed below:

  1. Eco-Products, Inc.
  2. World Centric
  3. Dixie
  4. Lollicup USA
  5. Biodegradable Food Service, LLC
  6. AmerCareRoyal
  7. BioPak
  8. Ecovita
  9. Vegware
  10. Minima

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Biodegradable Packaging Market – The Biodegradable Packaging Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 15.5% from 2023 to 2030. The rising demand for eco-friendly and recycled packaging products and the extensive use of polythene films for food & beverages and pharmaceuticals products packaging is projected to boost the growth of the biodegradable packaging market.

Sustainable Packaging Market – The Sustainable Packaging Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2023 to 2030. The demand for sustainable packaging is increasingly carried out in the healthcare and personal care sector since sustainable packaging involves the use of recyclable materials that contribute to environmental stability and contribute to the impact of ecological footprint driving the Sustainable Packaging Market.

Europe Food Biodegradable Packaging Market – The Europe Food Biodegradable Packaging Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% from 2023 to 2030.  The surge in the food production activities in Europe benefited the food industry and the expansion of the European bakery industry is expected to boost demand for food biodegradable packaging made of polylactic acid, polyhydroxyalkanoates and other polymers.

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