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Compostable Tableware Market- An Overview

Compostable tableware is biodegradable and environment friendly range of tableware that includes plates, cups, bowls and trays that would be decomposed easily after usage. This helps in reducing waste and carbon footprint on the environment. Compostable tableware is often made from organic materials like paper pulp, bamboo, sugarcane bagasse, corn starch, rice husk and other agricultural residues which decomposes easily and leaves no trace on the environment. It is a substitute to regular plastic and metal tableware and could be degraded easily. The growing awareness about hazards of plastic wastes on stray and aquatic animals is constantly driving the tableware market towards more sustainable and compostable solutions in cutlery. Government regulations are also playing a major role in shaping the tableware market.

Compostable Tableware Market- Dynamics

Rising awareness about green packaging and use of biodegradable material is influencing the demand for compostable tableware market. Demand for non-toxic and microwave safe crockery by customers is giving rise to compostable tableware. Negative effects of plastics have also pushed compostable tableware in the market. Compostable tableware market could be classified into online and offline mode of distribution channel. Offline mode often consists of supermarkets, retail stores and other departmental stores.

Commercial tableware segment in applications of compostable tableware market is expected to grow with a high ratio due to expanding food and beverage segment.

Rise in hotel chains, restaurants and fast food joints have boosted demand for compostable tableware market. With escalating investments and innovations in compostable tableware, new products are constantly unveiling in the market. Due to outbreak of COVID-19, most of the food joints have started adopting online mode for food delivery and are looking for more effective and safe food cutlery to deliver to its customers. Also, with the growth of online food delivery companies like Zomato and Swiggy, demand for compostable tableware has increased in the market. Customers are demanding for eco-friendly, biodegradable and toxin-free cutlery which they can recycle or dispose without any hassle.

However, low availability of compostable tableware might act as a hindrance for compostable tableware market. High prices for compostable tableware is also a factor which might affect compostable tableware market negatively.

Compostable Tableware Market- Segmentation

Compostable tableware market is classified on the basis of type of raw material, application and distribution channel.

On the basis of the type of raw material, compostable tableware market is segmented into:

  • Paper pulp
  • Wood
  • Eco-friendly plastic
  • Others

On the basis of the application, compostable tableware market is segmented into:

  • Household
  • Commercial

On the basis of the distribution channel, compostable tableware market is segmented into:

  • Online
  • Offline                                           

Compostable Tableware Market- Regional Overview

Compostable tableware market has been analyzed based on sales growth and value across different Regions that include Asia Pacific, Latin, and North America, Oceania, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa. Market in the region of North America and Europe is already matured so the growth of compostable tableware is slow with more number of competitors in the market. However, these regions still contribute to maximum growth of compostable tableware because of high disposable income of its inhabitants. In Asia Pacific, the increase in the online food delivery fuels the market compostable tableware with the potential growth rate during the forecast period. Further Middle East & Africa and Latin America are expected to witness a steady growth in compostable tableware market.

Compostable Tableware Market- Key Players

Compostable Tableware Market is a diverse market with existence of many small and large players. Some of the key players are mentioned below:

  • Lollicup USA
  • Huhtamaki Group
  • Dart Container Corporation
  • Al Bayader International
  • Xiamen Greenday Import & Export Co., Ltd.
  • Reynolds Consumer Products
  • Yash Pakka Limited
  • Cosmos Eco Friends
  • CHUK (Yash Papers Limited)
  • DOpla SpA
  • Natural Tableware
  • Pactiv LLC
  • Eco-Products, Inc
  • Al Bayader International
  • Xiamen Greenday Import & Export Co., Ltd.
  • Pappco Greenware

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Regional Analysis Includes-

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Reports Highlights:

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  • In-depth market segmentation
  • Historical, current, and projected market size regarding volume and value
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  • Competitive landscape
  • Strategies for key players and products offered
  • Potential and niche segments, geographical regions exhibiting promising growth
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The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

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1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?

2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?

3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?

4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?

5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?

6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?

7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?

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