Europe Market Study On Biodegradable Foodservice Disposables: Achieving “Zero Waste” Economy Has Encouraged the Adoption of Environmentally Sustainable Business Practices


  • Published On : May-2016 |
  • Pages : 257 Pages |
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A material or product is called ‘biodegradable’ under specific environmental conditions if it is able to undergo a certain degradation process that is caused by biological activity within a given amount of time, which can be measured by a standardized test method.

This report covers the anticipated performance of the biodegradable foodservice disposables market in terms of both value and volume, over the forecast period (2016-2022).

The report starts with an overview of the Europe (U.K., Spain, France & Switzerland) biodegradable foodservice disposables market and its growth factor impact analysis. In the same section, PMR covers the Europe biodegradable foodservice disposables market performance in terms of revenue. This section includes PMR’s analysis of the key trends, drivers, opportunities, and restraints in the global market. Impact analysis of the key growth drivers and restraints, based on the weighted average model, is included in this report to better equip clients with crystal clear decision-making insights.

To understand and assess opportunities in the biodegradable foodservice disposables market,

The market is segmented as follows:

  • By Type
  • By Raw Material
  • By End Use
  • By Distribution Channel
  • By Country

On the basis of type, the market is segmented as follows:

  • Plates
  • Trays & Containers
  • Cutleries
  • Cups & Bowls
  • Clamshells

Of the aforementioned types, the cups & bowls segment is expected to expand at the highest CAGR of 3.9% during the forecast period in terms of volume consumption. The trays & containers segment is expected to expand at a promising growth rate during the forecast period. In terms of value, the cutleries segment is expected to expand at the highest CAGR in the Europe biodegradable foodservice disposables market, followed by the cups & bowls segment.

On the basis of raw material, the market is segmented as follows:

  • Bioplastics
  • Polylactic Acid (PLA)
  • Starch Based
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Woods & Leaves

Of the aforementioned segments, the pulp & paper segment is expected to expand at the highest CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period in terms of value. The bio plastic segment is expected to showcase favorable growth in the near future.

The report also analyzes the market on the basis of end users, which include:

  • Hotel & Other accommodation facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Café and Bistros
  • Bars & Pubs
  • Clubs
  •  Foodservice Providers/Caterers
  • Institutions

Among all the above segments, the restaurants segment occupied the largest share of the market both in terms of value and volume in 2015 and is expected to continue to remain dominant in the market over the forecast period.

The market is also segmented on the basis of distribution channel into:

  • Wholesalers
  • Hypermarket/supermarkets
  • Cash & Carry
  • Logistic Providers
  • Distributors
  • Online

Among all the above segments, the cash and carry segment is expected to expand at the highest CAGR over the forecast period. The segment accounted for the largest market share in 2014 in terms of both value and volume and is expected to continue to dominate the market over the forecast period.

The report also analyzes the market across various geographies and provides estimated market size in terms of value and volume for the forecast period

Countries covered in the report are:

  • U.K.
  • Spain
  • France
  • Switzerland

 The U.K. market dominated the overall market in 2014 in terms of both value and volume share and the market in the country is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

The Europe (U.K., Spain, France & Switzerland) biodegradable foodservice disposables market is experiencing a healthy growth, attributed to the increasing initiatives by the foodservice providers towards reducing waste. In addition, the rise in support and promotional activities by various associations for boosting the consumption of eco-friendly products is further expected to drive the market growth in the near future. For a better understanding and analysis of the industry, the market has been segmented on the basis of product type, raw material, end-use, distribution channel, and country.

The Europe biodegradable foodservice disposables market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2016 to 2022, to reach a market value of US$ 1,429.9 Mn by 2022. The market was valued at US$ 941.0 Mn in 2014. In terms of volume, the Europe biodegradable foodservice disposables market stood at 5,550 million units in 2014 and is projected to increase at a CAGR of 2.8% from 2016 to 2022. The U.K. and Spain are projected to be the fastest-growing markets over the forecast period in terms of volume consumption. The growth of the U.K. market is mainly attributed to shifting consumer preference towards eco-friendly products. Moreover, increasing government regulations to control landfill and rising prices of fossil fuel are factors further expected to drive the market demand in the country.   

Among the product types, in terms of value, the cups & bowls segment accounted for the largest market share of 33.7% in 2014 and is projected to maintain its dominance through 2022. In value terms, the cutleries segment is expected to show robust growth in the biodegradable food service disposable market over the forecast period. The trays & container segment is also projected to showcase favorable growth over the forecast period.

On the basis of raw material, pulp & paper segment has been estimated to account for the largest value share in 2015 and is expected to remain dominant over the forecast period. The segment was valued at US$ 845.8 Mn in 2014. The growth of the segment is primarily driven by the wide availability of raw material at a low price. In addition, Bio plastic segment is expected to account for highest growth over the forecast period. 

By end use, the restaurants segment accounted for the largest value share of 32.8% of the biodegradable foodservice disposables market in 2014. The segment is expected to maintain its dominance through 2022. Moreover, in terms of volume consumption, the segment is expected to expand at the highest CAGR of 3.8% over the forecast period. The foodservice providers/caterers segment is expected to showcase a favorable growth in terms of volume consumption over the forecast period.   

Among the various distribution channels, in terms of volume, the cash & carry segment accounted for the largest market share in 2014. In terms of value, the online segment is expected to expand at the highest CAGR over the forecast period. In addition, the distributors segment is expected showcase favorable growth over the forecast period.

Among the various countries, the U.K. market dominated the global market, accounting for 45.8% value share in 2014. The market in the country is expected to create favorable growth opportunities for the biodegradable foodservice disposables market over the forecast period. The France market is expected to witness substantial growth in terms of volume consumption during the forecast period.

Key players in the Europe biodegradable food service disposables market that are covered in the report include Biopac (U.K.) Ltd, Huhtamaki Group, Bionatic GmbH & Co. KG, I.L.P.A. S.p.A. Group, The Jim Pattison Group, GreenGood USA, Gold Plast S.p.A, Vegware, Eco Guardian, and Bunzl plc.

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Key players in the Europe biodegradable foodservice disposables market that are covered in the report include:

  • Biopac (U.K.) Ltd.
  • Huhtamaki Group.
  • Bionatic GmbH & Co. KG.
  • I.L.P.A. S.p.A. Group.
  • The Jim Pattison Group.
  • GreenGood USA.
  • Gold Plast S.p.A.
  • Vegware, Eco Guardian.
  • Bunzl plc.
  • Other.
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