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Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market

Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Size, Share: By Packaging Type: Plates, Trays, Bowls, Cups, Pouches and Sachets, Others; By Material: Plastic, Paper and Paperboard, Others; By End User: Restaurants, Café, Delivery Catering, Others; Regional Analysis; Competitive Landscape; 2024-2032

Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Outlook

The global compostable foodservice packaging market size reached approximately USD 20.10 billion in 2023. The market is assessed to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% between 2024 and 2032 to attain a value of around USD 36.66 billion by 2032.

 

Key Trends in the Market

Compostable foodservice packaging refers to environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging solutions used in the foodservice sector. These packaging materials can be composted at an industrial composting facility and are typically derived from plant-based solutions like corn. They are increasingly preferred as sustainable packaging solutions in cafes, restaurants, and kiosks, among others.

 

  • The compostable foodservice packaging market value is increasing amid the rising demand for environmentally friendly packaging. Compostable foodservice packaging solutions are made from plant fibres derived from agricultural by-products, require less energy, use low amounts of water, and generate fewer carbon emissions during manufacturing.
  • The increasing number of composting facilities and expanding compostable infrastructure due to favourable government initiatives are crucial compostable foodservice packaging market trends.
  • The foodservice sector is witnessing a shift towards sustainability, and it is seeking to lower the amount of single-use plastic waste. Companies in the sector are also switching from traditional plastic packaging to composable paper and plastic packaging solutions to meet evolving consumer demands for sustainable products and contribute to a greener future.

 

Market Analysis

Based on packaging type, the market is segmented into plates, trays, bowls, cups, and pouches and sachets, among others. On the basis of material, the compostable foodservice packaging market segmentations include plastic and paper and paperboard, among others.

 

The market, based on end user, is categorised into restaurants, café, delivery catering, and independent stalls and kiosks, among others. The regional markets for compostable foodservice packaging include North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

 

The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the market based on the Porter's five forces model along with giving a SWOT analysis. The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global compostable foodservice packaging market, covering their competitive landscape and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, investments and expansion plans.

 

  • Georgia-Pacific LLC
  • Huhtamäki Oyj
  • WestRock Company
  • Stora Enso Oyj
  • Genpak, LLC
  • Novolex 
  • Anchor Packaging
  • Dart Container Corporation
  • Clearwater Paper Corporation
  • Karat Packaging, Inc
  • Others

 

Market Share by End User

According to the compostable foodservice packaging market analysis, there is a growing demand for composable foodservice packaging solutions in restaurants and cafés amid the rising awareness regarding the harmful impact of plastic packaging on human health and the environment.

 

The increasing preference for packaging solutions that are safe, durable, and eco-friendly in food delivery applications is also driving the compostable foodservice packaging market growth. In addition, key players are offering customisable printing on such packaging solutions, which is expected to further propel their demand among restaurants, independent stalls, and delivery catering services, among others, in the forecast period.

 

Market Share by Region

Europe represents a significant compostable foodservice packaging market share due to the introduction of stringent government initiatives aimed at curbing the usage of single-use plastics and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The expansion of compostable infrastructure, coupled with the increasing awareness regarding the benefits of compostable packaging, is expected to further drive the market growth in the forecast period.

 

Meanwhile, the market in the Asia Pacific and North America is likely to witness healthy growth in the forecast period due to the robust growth of the food and beverage sector and the expansion of quick-service restaurants (QSRs) in countries like China and India. Factors like rapid urbanisation and the rising demand for food take-outs are also anticipated to fuel the compostable foodservice packaging market demand in the coming years.

 

Competitive Landscape

Huhtamäki Oyj is a company that offers packaging solutions to customers across the globe. Its products provide enhanced protection to personal care products, food-on-the-shelf, and food-on-the-go while ensuring their safety and hygiene. The company aims to manufacture and design all of its products to be recyclable, reusable, and renewable by 2030.

 

Karat Packaging, Inc is a company that aims to provide eco-friendly and high-quality single-use disposable products for the foodservice and restaurant sectors. Established in 2004, the company is known for providing functional, innovative, and cost-effective disposable products. Some of its prominent brands include Karat Earth, Tea Zone, Total Clean, and Karat.

 

Dart Container Corporation, established in 1937 and headquartered in Michigan, the United States, is a company that offers recyclable, high-quality, safe, recyclable, and affordable packaging and foodservice products. The company strives to provide affordable and high-quality products manufactured with eco-friendly methods.

 

Other players considered in the compostable foodservice packaging market report include Georgia-Pacific LLC, WestRock Company, Stora Enso Oyj, Genpak, LLC, Novolex, Anchor Packaging, and Clearwater Paper Corporation, among others.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Packaging Type
  • Material
  • End User
  • Region
Breakup by Packaging Type
  • Plates
  • Trays
  • Bowls
  • Cups
  • Pouches and Sachets
  • Others
Breakup by Material
  • Plastic
  • Paper and Paperboard
  • Others
Breakup by End User
  • Restaurants
  • Café
  • Delivery Catering
  • Independent Stalls and Kiosks
  • Others
Breakup by Region
  • North America
    • United States of America 
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC
  • Huhtamäki Oyj
  • WestRock Company
  • Stora Enso Oyj
  • Genpak, LLC
  • Novolex 
  • Anchor Packaging
  • Dart Container Corporation
  • Clearwater Paper Corporation
  • Karat Packaging, Inc
  • Others

 

*While we strive to always give you current and accurate information, the numbers depicted on the website are indicative and may differ from the actual numbers in the main report. At Expert Market Research, we aim to bring you the latest insights and trends in the market. Using our analyses and forecasts, stakeholders can understand the market dynamics, navigate challenges, and capitalize on opportunities to make data-driven strategic decisions.

1    Preface    
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Market Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Historical Market (2018-2023) 
    8.3    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Forecast (2024-2032)
    8.4    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market by Packaging Type
        8.4.1    Plates
            8.4.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.2    Trays
            8.4.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.3    Bowls
            8.4.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.4    Cups
            8.4.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.5    Pouches and Sachets
            8.4.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.6    Others
    8.5    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market by Material
        8.5.1    Plastic
            8.5.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.5.2    Paper and Paperboard
            8.5.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.5.3    Others
    8.6    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market by End User
        8.6.1    Restaurants
            8.6.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.6.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.2    Café
            8.6.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.6.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.3    Delivery Catering
            8.6.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.6.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.4    Independent Stalls and Kiosks
            8.6.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.6.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.5    Others  
    8.7    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market by Region
        8.7.1    North America
            8.7.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.7.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.7.2    Europe
            8.7.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.7.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.7.3    Asia Pacific
            8.7.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.7.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.7.4    Latin America
            8.7.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.7.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.7.5    Middle East and Africa
            8.7.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.7.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
9    North America Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Analysis
    9.1    United States of America 
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    9.2    Canada
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
10    Europe Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Analysis
    10.1    United Kingdom
        10.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.2    Germany
        10.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.3    France
        10.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.4    Italy
        10.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.5    Others
11    Asia Pacific Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Analysis
    11.1    China
        11.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.2    Japan
        11.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.3    India
        11.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.4    ASEAN
        11.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.5    Australia
        11.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.6    Others
12    Latin America Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Analysis
    12.1    Brazil
        12.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        12.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.2    Argentina
        12.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        12.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.3    Mexico
        12.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        12.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.4    Others
13    Middle East and Africa Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Analysis
    13.1    Saudi Arabia
        13.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.2    United Arab Emirates
        13.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.3    Nigeria
        13.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.4    South Africa
        13.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.5    Others
14    Market Dynamics
    14.1    SWOT Analysis
        14.1.1    Strengths
        14.1.2    Weaknesses
        14.1.3    Opportunities
        14.1.4    Threats
    14.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis  
        14.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        14.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        14.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        14.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        14.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    14.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    14.4    Key Indicators for Price  
15    Competitive Landscape
    15.1    Market Structure
    15.2    Company Profiles
        15.2.1    Georgia-Pacific LLC
            15.2.1.1    Company Overview
            15.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.1.4    Certifications
        15.2.2    Huhtamäki Oyj
            15.2.2.1    Company Overview
            15.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.2.4    Certifications
        15.2.3    WestRock Company
            15.2.3.1    Company Overview
            15.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.3.4    Certifications
        15.2.4    Stora Enso Oyj
            15.2.4.1    Company Overview
            15.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.4.4    Certifications
        15.2.5    Genpak, LLC
            15.2.5.1    Company Overview
            15.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.5.4    Certifications
        15.2.6    Novolex 
            15.2.6.1    Company Overview
            15.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.6.4    Certifications
        15.2.7    Anchor Packaging
            15.2.7.1    Company Overview
            15.2.7.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.7.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.7.4    Certifications
        15.2.8    Dart Container Corporation
            15.2.8.1    Company Overview
            15.2.8.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.8.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.8.4    Certifications
        15.2.9    Clearwater Paper Corporation
            15.2.9.1    Company Overview
            15.2.9.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.9.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.9.4    Certifications
        15.2.10    Karat Packaging, Inc
            15.2.10.1    Company Overview
            15.2.10.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.10.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.10.4    Certifications
        15.2.11    Others  
16    Key Trends and Developments in the Market


List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2032 
2.    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Historical Market: Breakup by Packaging Type (USD Billion), 2018-2023
3.    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Forecast: Breakup by Packaging Type (USD Billion), 2024-2032
4.    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Historical Market: Breakup by Material (USD Billion), 2018-2023
5.    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Forecast: Breakup by Material (USD Billion), 2024-2032
6.    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Historical Market: Breakup by End-User (USD Billion), 2018-2023
7.    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Forecast: Breakup by End-User (USD Billion), 2024-2032
8.    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2018-2023
9.    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2024-2032
10.    North America Compostable Foodservice Packaging Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2018-2023
11.    North America Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2024-2032
12.    Europe Compostable Foodservice Packaging Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2018-2023
13.    Europe Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2024-2032
14.    Asia Pacific Compostable Foodservice Packaging Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2018-2023
15.    Asia Pacific Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2024-2032
16.    Latin America Compostable Foodservice Packaging Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2018-2023
17.    Latin America Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2024-2032
18.    Middle East and Africa Compostable Foodservice Packaging Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2018-2023
19.    Middle East and Africa Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2024-2032
20.    Global Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

In 2023, the market attained a value of nearly USD 20.10 billion.

The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% between 2024 and 2032.

The market is projected to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2024-2032 to reach about USD 36.66 billion by 2032.

The major market drivers include the rising trend of sustainability, the increasing demand for environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic packaging, and the robust growth of the foodservice sectors in developing countries.

The key trends guiding the market include the introduction of stringent government initiatives aimed at curbing the usage of single-use plastics and the rising awareness regarding the harmful impacts of plastics.

The major regions in the market are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

The major packaging types considered in the market report are plates, trays, bowls, cups, and pouches and sachets, among others.

The various materials used in compostable foodservice packaging are plastic and paper and paperboard, among others.

The major players in the market are Georgia-Pacific LLC, Huhtamäki Oyj, WestRock Company, Stora Enso Oyj, Genpak, LLC, Novolex, Anchor Packaging, Dart Container Corporation, Clearwater Paper Corporation, and Karat Packaging, Inc, among others.

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