In order to study the various trends and patterns prevailing in the concerned market, FactMR has included a new report titled “Biodegradable Packaging Material Market Scenario Highlighting Major Drivers & Trends, 2018-2028” to its wide online database including upcoming trends and growth factors. This research assessment offers a clear insight about the influential factors that are expected to transform the global market in the near future. The report studies the biodegradable packaging material market worldwide, especially in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, India and Other Regions with production, size, growth, revenue, consumption, import and export in these regions. The intelligent report also anticipates that the market would grow at a constructive CAGR until 2028.
Majority of millennial shoppers are becoming highly-aware of the environmental footprint of products they use and thereby, sustainable brands are grabbing attention from environment-conscious end-users. Manufacturers across various industrial sectors are adopting strategies to use biodegradable packaging materials to incorporate a pro-environment message as a part of their marketing policies.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation – a British charity – declared its New Plastics Economy initiative, which united globally recognized brands, including Unilever, the Coca-Cola Company, Danone, Amcor Limited, and PepsiCo, to work towards adopting sustainable packaging materials by the year 2025. As a part of its Performance with Purpose 2025 agenda, PepsiCo announced that it will adopt 100% compostable, recyclable, or biodegradable packaging materials by 2025.
The Coca-Cola Company recently declared its packaging vision to make all its packaging 100% recyclable by the year 2025. It also “pledged” to incorporate 50% recycled materials across all its packaging worldwide by 2030. Unilever also declared that it will reduce its packaging waste by one third by the year 2020 and adopt fully compostable or biodegradable packaging materials by 2025.
A palpable shift towards biodegradable packaging materials among retailers across the world is expected to provide a great boost to the development of the biodegradable packaging marketing in the coming future.
Leading manufacturers in the biodegradable packaging material market are adopting advanced technologies to cater to the increasing demand for highly-efficient and affordable biodegradable packaging solutions. Furthermore, next-generation technological solutions are aiding manufacturers in the biodegradable packaging material market to improve the suitability of their biodegradable packaging solutions for industry-specific applications.
Market players, such as Smurfit Kappa Group, Mondi Limited, and Amcor Limited, recently announced that they have adopted strategies to increase investments in state-of-the-art technologies, such as resin reclamation technology and extrusion coating technology, to boost speed and flexibility of manufacturing processes and deliver application-specific biodegradable packaging solutions.
According to statistics declared by the World Bank, more than 2 billion tons of solid waste was generated across the globe in 2016, and with the increasing global population, annual waste generation may increase by 70% to reach 3.4 billion tons by 2050. Another report published by the World Economic Forum opined that in 2015, over 300 million tons of plastic waste was generated across the world, and only 14% of which was recycled.
Considering the perils of rising plastic waste generation, a majority of governments and institutes, such as the European Commission, have imposed a ban on the use of single-use plastic packaging materials. Players in the biodegradable packaging material market are aiming to leverage lucrative business opportunities as manufacturers are shifting towards eco-friendly packaging materials while complying with strict government regulations.
The surge in biodegradable packaging can be attributed, in part, to regulatory challenges pertaining to the use of traditional plastics. The institution-industry collaboration to mitigate global warming has led to adoption of sustainable materials. The growing emphasis towards ‘eco-friendly packaging’ is likely to create sustained opportunities for biodegradable packaging material manufacturers in the long-term. However, the onus is on manufacturers to scale up and offer a wide range of functional products that are compatible with the evolving needs of various industries.
The lucrativeness of biodegradable packaging materials market has led to the foray of a large number of domestic and local players. The ambiguity over what qualifies as ‘biodegradable packaging material’ has also made it necessary for governments to have the necessary regulatory frameworks in place.