Biodegradable Tableware Market Research Report - Forecast till 2030

Biodegradable Tableware Market Research Report Information By Product Type (Plates, Bowls, Cups, Cutlery, and Others), By Material Type (Silk, Paper, Bioplastic, Wood, and Others), By Distribution Channel (Store-Based, and Non-Store-Based), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2030

ID: MRFR/CR/7157-HCR | 111 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh | May 2023         

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Global Biodegradable Tableware Market Overview


The biodegradable tableware market size was valued at USD 0.9billion in 2022. The biodegradable tableware industry is projected to grow from USD 0.95 Billion in 2023 to USD 1.39 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.45% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). The increasing pace of industrialization and rising awareness regarding the ill effects of plastic tableware and the benefits of environmentally friendly tableware are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.


Biodegradable Tableware Market Overview
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Biodegradable Tableware Market Trends



  • Increasing adoption of non-toxic and petroleum-free products to boost the market growth


Rising concerns regarding the adverse effects of non-biodegradable plastics are one of the major factors favoring market expansion. Furthermore, using biodegradable cutlery helps reduce ocean pollution. For instance, in 2019, National Geographic, a US-based monthly magazine, stated that the ocean was polluted with 18 billion pounds of every type of single-use plastic because of its inability to decompose. Additionally, stringent regulations by several governments across countries to prohibit the use of non-biodegradable plastics are anticipated to drive the demand for biodegradable tableware in the coming years. Using biodegradable tableware is essential for preventing infections and the spread of illnesses as it ensures a high-level of hygienic standards due to their single-use, particularly important in hospitals or other places where contamination risk is high driving the growth of the biodegradable tableware market revenue.


Biodegradable tableware is eco-friendly tableware that is made from waste materials like sugarcane bagasse, rice husk, and coconut coir. The rise in awareness of environmental pollution drives the biodegradable tableware market globally. There is an increasing number of emerging green businesses globally, and as a result, there is an increasing potential for the production of and the use of biodegradable tableware. The growing awareness regarding the adverse effects of plastic, such as on aquatic and aerial creatures, is aiding the growth of the market. Biodegradable tableware combines the convenience of the use of disposable plates with the benefit of little to no negative impact on the environment. It has enhanced the biodegradable tableware market CAGR across the globe in recent years.


However, luxury hotel chains, quick service restaurants (QSRs), and caterers know the advantages of eco-friendly disposable dinnerware. To boost the market penetration of their goods, producers of disposable tableware have partnered with several QSR and hotel & restaurant chains to use biodegradable or compostable tableware. Furthermore, several companies, such as Edibles by Jack and Edible Pro, manufacture disposable cutlery and dinnerware, including spoons, forks, and chopsticks.


Biodegradable Tableware Market Segment Insights


Biodegradable Tableware Product Type Insights


The biodegradable tableware market segmentation, based on product type, includes plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, and others. The plates segment held the majority share in 2022 of the biodegradable tableware market revenue. This is primarily due to the availability of different types of designs. Furthermore, disposable paper plates are safe and convenient compared to reusable plates that must be washed and dried after each use. However, cutlery is the fastest-growing category over the forecast period as they are environmentally gentle and biodegradable.


Biodegradable Tableware Material Type Insights


The biodegradable tableware market segmentation, based on material type, includes paper, bioplastic, wood, and others. The bioplastic segment dominated the market in 2022 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2023-2030. Plastic biodegradable tableware is projected to grow significantly over the coming years due to the high adoption of biodegradable plastic tableware by online food retail chains and stringent government initiatives to promote the use of biodegradable tableware to avoid the risk of environmental pollution positively impact the market growth. However, wood is the fastest-growing category over the forecast period due to rising awareness regarding wood tableware and the benefits of environmentally friendly tableware.


Biodegradable Tableware Distribution Channel Insights


The biodegradable tableware market data has been bifurcated by distribution channels into store-based and non-store-based. The residential segment dominated the market in 2022 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2022-2030.Store-based held the largest segment share in 2022, as offline stores and roadside vendors deal with different biodegradable tableware cheaply. Users find it easy to purchase instantly and when required. However, non-store-based is the fastest-growing category due to increasing internet penetration, facilitating sales demand for such products. The varied collections that online stores sell surge the demand for such products.


Figure 1: Biodegradable Tableware Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2030(USD Billion)
Biodegradable Tableware Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2030


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Biodegradable Tableware Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North America biodegradable tableware market accounted for USD 0.41billion in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR growth during the study period. This is attributed to rising concerns about the ill effects of plastic tableware, rising emphasis on non-toxic and petroleum-free products, stringent rules & regulations on using single-use plastic products, rapid acceptance of takeaways and online food services and increasing preference for environment-friendly tableware in this region. Further, the US biodegradable tableware market held the largest market share, and the Canada biodegradable tableware market was the fastest-growing market in the North America region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are: The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: BIODEGRADABLE TABLEWARE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)
BIODEGRADABLE TABLEWARE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe biodegradable tableware market accounts for the second-largest market share owing to consumers' awareness and inclination towards buying products that offer environmental benefits. Demand from the food service industry significantly influences the biodegradable disposable tableware market. Further, the Germany biodegradable tableware market held the largest market share, and the UK biodegradable tableware market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific biodegradable tableware market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030. This is due to the rising demand for packaged foods, and online food delivery is anticipated to increase demand for biodegradable disposable tableware in the Asia-Pacific. Moreover, China biodegradable tableware market held the largest market share, and the India biodegradable tableware market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Biodegradable Tableware Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the biodegradable tableware market grow even more. Market participants are also taking various strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, with key market developments such as new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the biodegradable tableware industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.


Manufacturing locally to reduce operating costs is one of the primary business strategies manufacturers adopt in the biodegradable tableware industry to benefit clients and expand the market sector. The biodegradable tableware market major player such as Huhtamäki Oyj (Finland), Dart Container Corporation (US), Georgia-Pacific LLC (US), and others are working on expanding the market demand by investing in research and development activities.


Zomato is an Indian multinational restaurant aggregator and food delivery company founded by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah in 2008. Zomato provides information, menus, user reviews of restaurants, and food delivery options from partner restaurants in more than 1,000 Indian cities as of 2022. In June 2022, Zomato announced its acquisition of Blinkit for US$568 million in an all-stock deal. The acquisition was done on August 10, 2022.


Also, Georgia-Pacific LLC is an American pulp and paper company based in Atlanta, Georgia. It is one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of tissue, pulp, paper, toilet and paper towel dispensers, packaging, building products and related chemicals. In August 2022, Georgia Pacific, a leading maker of tissue, pulp, packaging, and building products, expanded its operations and business in Clarendon County to cater to the rising demand of customers and increase its manufacturing capacity.


Key Companies in the Biodegradable Tableware market include



  • Pactiv LLC (US)

  • Huhtamäki Oyj (Finland)

  • Dart Container Corporation (US)

  • Georgia-Pacific LLC (US)

  • Lollicup USA Inc. (US)

  • Solia, Inc. (US)

  • Natural Tableware (Netherlands)

  • Biotrem (Poland)

  • Reynolds Consumer Products LLC (US)

  • Genpak, LLC (US)

  • Vegware (UK)

  • Papstar GmbH (Germany)

  • Bionatic GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

  • Better Earth LLC (US)

  • Eco Guardian (Canada), among others


Biodegradable Tableware Industry Developments


June 2021: Vinay Kumar Balakrishnan, a Geologist from Kerala, launched an edible cutlery brand, 'Thoosan,' which offers cutlery featuring wheat bran.


July 2021: Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), an Indian government agency, launched biodegradable packaging products from natural and plant-based food-grade materials to eliminate single-use plastic.


Biodegradable Tableware Market Segmentation


Biodegradable Tableware Product Type Outlook



  • Plates

  • Bowls

  • Cups

  • Cutlery

  • Others


Biodegradable Tableware Material Type Outlook



  • Paper

  • Bioplastic

  • Wood

  • Others


Biodegradable Tableware Distribution Channel Outlook



  • Store-Based

  • Non-Store-Based


Biodegradable Tableware Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada





  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe





  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific





  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America





Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size2022 USD 0.9billion
Market Size 2023 USD 0.95billion
Market Size 2030 USD 1.39 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.45% (2023-2030)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2019- 2021
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product Type, Material Type, Distribution Channel and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, AsiaPacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Huhtamäki Oyj (Finland), Dart Container Corporation (US), Georgia-Pacific LLC (US), Lollicup USA Inc. (US), Solia, Inc. (US), Natural Tableware, (Netherlands), Reynolds Consumer Products LLC (US), Pactiv LLC (US), Eco Guardian (Canada), and Genpak, LLC (US)
Key Market Opportunities Rising environment consciousness. Government initiatives.
Key Market Dynamics Demand for non-toxic, compostable, and environmentally friendly tableware.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The biodegradable tableware market size was valued at USD 0.9 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.45% during the forecast period, 2023-2030.

The key players in the market are Huhtamäki Oyj (Finland), Dart Container Corporation (US), Georgia-Pacific LLC (US), Lollicup USA Inc. (US), Solia, Inc. (US), Natural Tableware (Netherlands), and Reynolds Consumer Products LLC (US).

The plates category dominated the market in 2022.

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