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United States Biodegradable Food Service Disposables Market to Grow at 5.3% During 2021-2026, Propelled by Increasing Environmental Concerns

Published on Dec 07, 2021

IMARC Group’s latest report, titled “United States Biodegradable Food Service Disposables Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026,” finds that United States biodegradable food service disposables market size reached US$ 475 Million in 2020. Biodegradable food service disposables refer to eco-friendly, single-use and non-toxic containers used for serving foods and beverages. They are generally manufactured using natural materials such as bamboo, sugarcane fiber (Bagasse), corn starch, recycled paper, wheat bran and even dried leaves. Some commonly used biodegradable food service disposables include plates, cups, bowls, straws, trays, cutleries, wraps, bottles and other containers. They undergo biological decomposition and break down completely to release essential nutrients into the soil, thus improving fertility. As a result, biodegradable food service disposables are rapidly replacing their traditional non-degradable alternatives in the United States. 

We are regularly tracking the direct effect of COVID-19 on the market, along with the indirect influence of associated industries. These observations will be integrated into the report.

United States Biodegradable Food Service Disposables Market Trends:

Biodegradable food service disposables are energy-efficient, easily compostable and reduce waste buildup in landfills, thereby assisting in maintaining a healthier, safer and cleaner environment. Besides this, the increasing environmental concerns have resulted in a significant shift toward biodegradable alternatives, which represents the primary factor driving the market growth. Additionally, the US Government has taken numerous favorable initiatives, such as the ban on single-use plastic and the introduction of incentives on the use of biodegradable products. This, in confluence with the growing awareness among the masses regarding harmful impacts of non-degradable packaging products, is catalyzing the market growth. Besides this, the implementation of stringent regulations on food contact materials is also encouraging the adoption of biodegradable food service disposables. Furthermore, several leading manufacturers are launching new sustainable disposable containers to expand their product portfolio, attract more customers and meet the changing consumer requirements. Moreover, the expanding food and beverage (F&B) industry, emerging food-on-the-go culture, rapid urbanization, easy availability of raw materials and rising consumer expenditure capacities are some of the other factors creating a positive market outlook. Looking forward, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period (2021-2026). 

Market Summary:

  • Based on the raw material type, the market has been divided into pulp and paper, biopolymers, leaves and wood. 
  • The market has been segmented based on the product type into cups, clam shells and containers, plates, cutleries, and others. 
  • Based on the distribution channel, the market has been bifurcated into business to customer (B2C) and business to business (B2B).
  • Region-wise, the market has been segregated into Northeast, Midwest, South and West. 


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