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Global Food Waste Management Market: By Waste Type: Cereals, Dairy Products, Fruits & Vegetables, Meat, Fish & Seafood, Processed Food; By Process: Aerobic Digestion, Anaerobic Digestion, Incineration/Combustion; By Application: Animal Feed, Fertilizers, Biofuel, Power Generation; By Region: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa; Historical Production and Consumption (2016-2020); Production and Consumption Forecast (2021-2026); SWOT Analysis; Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis; Events and Developments

Global Food Waste Management Market Key Insights:


  • Market Overview
  • Market Opportunities
  • Regional Market Analysis
  • Historical Market Size 2016-2020
  • Competitive Landscape
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Market Forecast 2021-2026
  • Events and Developments
  • Market Indicators


Market Outlook
The global food waste management market attained USD 33.24 billion in 2020. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% over the forecast period of 2021-2026. Rapid industrialisation and the rising R&D activities are expected to have a positive impact on the growth of the food waste management market.

Global Food Waste Management Market Report and Forecast 2021-2026

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Properties and Applications
Food waste is defined as any food that is discarded, whether solid or liquid. This includes organic residues, food scraps, or edible food that has been thrown away for any reason.
The food waste management market can be segmented into waste type, process, and application.

The industry can be divided based on waste type as:

  • Cereals
  • Dairy Products
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Meat
  • Fish and Seafood
  • Processed Food
  • Others

The industry can be divided based on process as:

  • Aerobic Digestion 
  • Anaerobic Digestion 
  • Incineration/Combustion 
  • Other Processes

The industry can be broadly categorised based on application into:

  • Animal Feed 
  • Fertilizers 
  • Biofuel 
  • Power Generation 

The EMR report looks into the regional markets of food waste management like North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Market Analysis 
The global food waste management market is driven by the increasing use of organic waste for animal feed and fertilizer production, reducing greenhouse emissions, and the increasing energy requirements. It is also probable that the increased consumption of processed food, including ready-to-eat meals, will boost the demand for food waste management further. It is expected that the governments’ initiatives to educate people about appropriate fruit and vegetable storage methods to prevent rotting will drive the market growth. 

Anaerobic digestion is a recent trend in technology that is expected to boost the industrial growth of food waste management as it helps recover energy and nutrients from the products. The separation and waste collection are the key challenges that are anticipated to provide impetus to the industry growth over the forecast period. It is expected that the adverse environmental effects of incineration and landfill techniques will hamper the market growth.

Competitive Landscape 

The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global food waste management market, looking into their capacity, market shares, and latest developments like capacity expansions, plant turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions:

  • Veolia  
  • Suez  
  • Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) 
  • Waste Connections  
  • Republic Services, Inc (NYSE: RSG)   
  • Remondis     
  • Covanta  
  • Others 

The EMR report gives an in-depth insight into the industry by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s five forces.

Key Questions Answered in the Report:

  • How has the global food waste management industry performed in the previous years (2016-2020)?
  • What is the forecast assessment of the industry for 2021-2026?
  • What are the major drivers in the historical (2016-2020) and forecast (2021-2026) periods?
  • What are the major constraints in the historical (2016-2020) and forecast (2021-2026) periods?
  • What are the major demand indicators of the global industry?
  • Who are the key manufacturers of the global food waste management industry?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global industry?
  • What are the major events and developments taking place within the global industry?

1    Preface
    1.1    Objectives of the Study
        1.1.1    Research Objective
        1.1.2    Key Findings of the Report
2    Research Methodology
    2.1    Data Extraction
    2.2    Data Corroboration
    2.3    Market Structure
    2.4    Assumptions
    2.5    Market Models
3    Introduction
    3.1    Market Outlook
    3.2    Market Scope and Segmentation
    3.3    Additional Insights
4    Executive Summary
    4.1    Key Market Developments
    4.2    Market Analysis
    4.3    Key Players
    4.4    Market Revenue and Growth
5    Market Dynamics
    5.1    Market Driver Analysis
    5.2    Market Restraint Analysis
    5.3    Industry Challenges
    5.4    Industry Opportunities
6    Global Food Waste Management Market Analysis
    6.1    Global Food Waste Management Historical Market (2016-2020) & Forecast (2021-2026)
    6.2    Global Food Waste Management Market Breakup by Waste Type
        6.2.1    Cereals
        6.2.2    Dairy Products
        6.2.3    Fruits & Vegetables
        6.2.4    Meat
        6.2.5    Fish & Seafood
        6.2.6    Processed Food
        6.2.7    Others
    6.3    Global Food Waste Management Market Breakup by Waste Type: Historical Market (2016-2020) & Forecast (2021-2026)
        6.3.1    Cereals
        6.3.2    Dairy Products
        6.3.3    Fruits & Vegetables
        6.3.4    Meat
        6.3.5    Fish & Seafood
        6.3.6    Processed Food
        6.3.7    Others
    6.4    Global Food Waste Management Market Breakup by Process
        6.4.1    Aerobic Digestion 
        6.4.2    Anaerobic Digestion 
        6.4.3    Incineration/Combustion 
        6.4.4    Other Processes
    6.5    Global Food Waste Management Market Breakup by Process: Historical Market (2016-2020) & Forecast (2021-2026)
        6.5.1    Aerobic Digestion 
        6.5.2    Anaerobic Digestion 
        6.5.3    Incineration/Combustion 
        6.5.4    Other Processes
    6.6    Global Food Waste Management Market Breakup by Application
        6.6.1    Animal Feed 
        6.6.2    Fertilizers 
        6.6.3    Biofuel 
        6.6.4    Power Generation
    6.7    Global Food Waste Management Market Breakup by Application: Historical Market (2016-2020) & Forecast (2021-2026)
        6.7.1    Animal Feed 
        6.7.2    Fertilizers 
        6.7.3    Biofuel 
        6.7.4    Power Generation
    6.8    Global Food Waste Management Market Breakup by Region
        6.8.1    North America
      United States of America
        6.8.2    Europe
      United Kingdom
        6.8.3    Asia Pacific
        6.8.4    Latin America
        6.8.5    Middle East & Africa
      Saudi Arabia
      United Arab Emirates
      South Africa
    6.9     Global Food Waste Management Market Breakup by Region: Historical Market (2016-2020) & Forecast (2021-2026)
        6.9.1    North America
      United States of America
        6.9.2    Europe
      United Kingdom
        6.9.3    Asia Pacific
        6.9.4    Latin America
        6.9.5    Middle East & Africa
      Saudi Arabia
      United Arab Emirates
      South Africa
7    SWOT Analysis
    7.1    Overview
    7.2    Strengths
    7.3    Weaknesses
    7.4    Opportunities
    7.5    Threats
8    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    8.1    Overview
    8.2    Buyer’s Power
    8.3    Supplier’s Power
    8.4    New Entrants
    8.5    Degree of Rivalry
    8.6    Substitutes 
9    Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis
    9.1    Veolia (EPA: VIE)
        9.1.1    Company Overview
        9.1.2    Financial Analysis
    9.2    Suez (EPA: SEV)
        9.2.1    Company Overview
        9.2.2    Financial Analysis
    9.3    Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM)
        9.3.1    Company Overview
        9.3.2    Financial Analysis
    9.4    Waste Connections (TSE: WCN)
        9.4.1    Company Overview
        9.4.2    Financial Analysis
    9.5    Republic Services, Inc (NYSE: RSG)
        9.5.1    Company Overview
        9.5.2    Financial Analysis
    9.6    Remondis
        9.6.1    Company Overview
        9.6.2    Financial Analysis
    9.7    Covanta (NYSE: CVA)
        9.7.1    Company Overview
        9.7.2    Financial Analysis
    9.8    Others
10    Events and Developments

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