Eco Friendly Food Packaging
PUBLISHED: 2024 ID: SMRC26309
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Eco Friendly Food Packaging

Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Product (Trays & Containers, Bags & Pouches, Bottles & Jars, Wraps & Films, Cartons & Boxes and Other Products), Type, Material, Application and By Geography

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Published: 2024 ID: SMRC26309

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market
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"According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market is accounted for $292.71 billion in 2024 and is expected to reach $524.45 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 8.6% during the forecast period. Eco-friendly food packaging refers to materials and practices that minimize environmental impact throughout a product's lifecycle. They also emphasize non-toxic components to prevent harm to ecosystems and human health. It promotes sustainable sourcing, manufacturing, and end-of-life management, encouraging a circular economy where materials are reused or composted rather than ending up in landfills or oceans.

According to a survey by the Ocean Conservancy, 8 million metric tonnes of plastic enter the ocean annually, adding to the estimated 150 million metric tonnes that are already churning around in the world's oceans.

Market Dynamics: 

Driver: 

Growing concerns about environmental degradation

Growing concerns about environmental degradation are driving consumers and businesses alike to seek sustainable alternatives, particularly in the food packaging industry. Consumers are increasingly demanding packaging solutions that minimize waste, use renewable resources, and are biodegradable or recyclable. This trend has led to innovation in materials and designs, creating opportunities for companies offering eco-friendly packaging solutions to meet the rising demand while aligning with environmental values. This surge in eco-consciousness has propelled the growth of the eco-friendly food packaging market.

Restraint:

Supply chain complexities

Supply chain complexities in eco-friendly food packaging stem from sourcing sustainable materials, production challenges, and distribution logistics. Production processes may also be more intricate, requiring adjustments to machinery and techniques. Additionally, eco-friendly packaging materials can be bulkier or less durable, impacting storage and transportation logistics. These complexities increase costs and lead to longer lead times, potentially hampering market growth.

Opportunity:

Increasing consumer demand for sustainable products

As environmental consciousness rises, consumers are actively seeking packaging solutions that minimize harm to the planet. This demand is driving companies to innovate and develop eco-friendly packaging options that utilize renewable materials, reduce waste, and are easily recyclable or biodegradable. Businesses are recognizing the importance of aligning with these consumer values, leading to expanded offerings of eco-friendly packaging solutions. As a result, the market for sustainable food packaging continues to expand rapidly.

Threat:

Performance concerns

Performance concerns in eco-friendly food packaging primarily revolve around durability, functionality, and preservation capabilities. Eco-friendly materials might not always match the performance standards of traditional packaging in terms of strength, flexibility, or barrier properties, potentially compromising the protection and shelf life of food products. This can lead to concerns regarding product integrity and customer satisfaction. Such concerns can hinder market growth as businesses hesitate to invest in alternatives that may not meet their functional requirements.

Covid-19 Impact

The covid-19 pandemic has both positively and negatively impacted the eco-friendly food packaging market. On one hand, increased awareness of hygiene and health safety has led to a surge in demand for single-use packaging, potentially slowing the adoption of reusable and eco-friendly options. Conversely, heightened environmental concerns and regulatory focus on sustainability have reinforced the importance of eco-friendly packaging, driving innovation and investment in this sector.

The resealable packaging segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The resealable packaging segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth. Resealable packaging provides convenience and sustainability by allowing products to be securely opened and closed multiple times. It extends the shelf life of perishable goods, reduces food waste, and enhances product freshness. Commonly used in food, pharmaceutical, and consumer goods industries, resealable packaging features zippers, adhesive strips, or snap closures. Its growing popularity reflects increasing consumer demand for functionality, hygiene, and environmentally friendly packaging solutions.

The fresh produce packaging segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The fresh produce packaging segment is anticipated to witness the highest CAGR growth during the forecast period. Eco-friendly food packaging for fresh produce prioritizes sustainability while maintaining product freshness. Made from biodegradable or recyclable materials like paper, cardboard, and bioplastics, these packages reduce environmental impact. They often feature breathable designs to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables. With a growing consumer preference for sustainable options, eco-friendly packaging supports environmental conservation and aligns with the demand for greener, healthier food packaging solutions.

Region with largest share:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period. Rising environmental awareness, stringent regulations on plastic usage and increasing consumer demand for sustainable products are driving the adoption of eco-friendly packaging solutions. Moreover, the region's booming food and beverage industry, coupled with growing urbanization and disposable income, further fuels the demand. Asia-Pacific presents immense opportunities for companies investing in sustainable packaging solutions to meet evolving consumer preferences and regulatory requirements.

Region with highest CAGR:

Europe is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to the region’s stringent regulations. This trend is reshaping the packaging industry landscape in Europe, with sustainable practices becoming increasingly integral to business strategies. Government policies in Europe are highly promoting recycling and sustainable practices. As a result, the market is poised for continued expansion, with opportunities for growth in various segments of eco-friendly food packaging.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market include DS Smith, Tetra Pak, Amcor Group, Genpak, Biopak, Eco-Products Europe, Parkside Flexibles, BASF SE, JBM Packaging, Sabert Corporation, Huhtamaki Oyj, Be Green Packaging, Smurfit Kappa Group, Sonoco Products Company, Winpak Limited, Mondi Group and Sealed Air Corporation.

Key Developments:

In April 2024, Parkside launched a range of recyclable paper-based flexible packaging materials. The new range of versatile Recoflex™ papers are available as a single-ply or laminate in several specifications, and offer durability, barrier performance, and excellent heat sealability, changing the game for paper-based flexible packaging in a number of market applications.

In November 2023, JBM Packaging unveils Hydroblox, an eco-friendly, waterproof packaging paper. This innovative product aims to provide a sustainable and water-resistant solution for various industries seeking to minimise their environmental footprint. It boasts an impressive 200% greater water resistance compared to standard 24-pound white wove paper.

Products Covered:
• Trays & Containers
• Bags & Pouches
• Bottles & Jars
• Wraps & Films
• Cartons & Boxes
• Other Products

Types Covered:
• Microwave-safe Packaging
• Freezer-safe Packaging
• Oven-safe Packaging
• Leak-proof Packaging
• Resealable Packaging
• Other Types

Materials Covered:
• Bamboo
• Bagasse
• Hemp Fibers
• Recycled Paper & Cardboard
• Other Materials

Applications Covered:
• Fresh Produce Packaging
• Dairy Product Packaging
• Bakery Product Packaging
• Ready-to-Eat Meal Packaging
• Beverages Packaging
• Other Applications

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan        
o China        
o India        
o Australia  
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific    
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa 
o Saudi Arabia
o UAE
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2022, 2023, 2024, 2026, and 2030
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

"1 Executive Summary  
    
2 Preface   
 2.1 Abstract  
 2.2 Stake Holders 
 2.3 Research Scope 
 2.4 Research Methodology
  2.4.1 Data Mining
  2.4.2 Data Analysis
  2.4.3 Data Validation
  2.4.4 Research Approach
 2.5 Research Sources 
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
  2.5.3 Assumptions
    
3 Market Trend Analysis 
 3.1 Introduction 
 3.2 Drivers  
 3.3 Restraints 
 3.4 Opportunities 
 3.5 Threats  
 3.6 Product Analysis 
 3.7 Application Analysis
 3.8 Emerging Markets 
 3.9 Impact of Covid-19 
    
4 Porters Five Force Analysis 
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
 4.3 Threat of substitutes
 4.4 Threat of new entrants
 4.5 Competitive rivalry 
    
5 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market, By Product
 5.1 Introduction 
 5.2 Trays & Containers 
 5.3 Bags & Pouches 
 5.4 Bottles & Jars 
 5.5 Wraps & Films 
 5.6 Cartons & Boxes 
 5.7 Other Products 
    
6 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market, By Type
 6.1 Introduction 
 6.2 Microwave-safe Packaging
 6.3 Freezer-safe Packaging
 6.4 Oven-safe Packaging
 6.5 Leak-proof Packaging
 6.6 Resealable Packaging
 6.7 Other Types 
    
7 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market, By Material
 7.1 Introduction 
 7.2 Bamboo  
 7.3 Bagasse  
 7.4 Hemp Fibers 
 7.5 Recycled Paper & Cardboard
 7.6 Other Materials 
    
8 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market, By Application
 8.1 Introduction 
 8.2 Fresh Produce Packaging
 8.3 Dairy Product Packaging
 8.4 Bakery Product Packaging
 8.5 Ready-to-Eat Meal Packaging
 8.6 Beverages Packaging
 8.7 Other Applications 
    
9 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market, By Geography
 9.1 Introduction 
 9.2 North America 
  9.2.1 US 
  9.2.2 Canada 
  9.2.3 Mexico 
 9.3 Europe  
  9.3.1 Germany 
  9.3.2 UK 
  9.3.3 Italy 
  9.3.4 France 
  9.3.5 Spain 
  9.3.6 Rest of Europe
 9.4 Asia Pacific 
  9.4.1 Japan 
  9.4.2 China 
  9.4.3 India 
  9.4.4 Australia 
  9.4.5 New Zealand
  9.4.6 South Korea
  9.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
 9.5 South America 
  9.5.1 Argentina
  9.5.2 Brazil 
  9.5.3 Chile 
  9.5.4 Rest of South America
 9.6 Middle East & Africa
  9.6.1 Saudi Arabia
  9.6.2 UAE 
  9.6.3 Qatar 
  9.6.4 South Africa
  9.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa
    
10 Key Developments  
 10.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
 10.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
 10.3 New Product Launch
 10.4 Expansions 
 10.5 Other Key Strategies
    
11 Company Profiling  
 11.1 DS Smith  
 11.2 Tetra Pak  
 11.3 Amcor Group 
 11.4 Genpak  
 11.5 Biopak  
 11.6 Eco-Products Europe
 11.7 Parkside Flexibles 
 11.8 BASF SE  
 11.9 JBM Packaging 
 11.10 Sabert Corporation 
 11.11 Huhtamaki Oyj 
 11.12 Be Green Packaging 
 11.13 Smurfit Kappa Group
 11.14 Sonoco Products Company
 11.15 Winpak Limited 
 11.16 Mondi Group 
 11.17 Sealed Air Corporation
    
List of Tables   
1 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Region (2022-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Product (2022-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Trays & Containers (2022-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Bags & Pouches (2022-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Bottles & Jars (2022-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Wraps & Films (2022-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Cartons & Boxes (2022-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Other Products (2022-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Type (2022-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Microwave-safe Packaging (2022-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Freezer-safe Packaging (2022-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Oven-safe Packaging (2022-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Leak-proof Packaging (2022-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Resealable Packaging (2022-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Other Types (2022-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Material (2022-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Bamboo (2022-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Bagasse (2022-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Hemp Fibers (2022-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Recycled Paper & Cardboard (2022-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Other Materials (2022-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Application (2022-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Fresh Produce Packaging (2022-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Dairy Product Packaging (2022-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Bakery Product Packaging (2022-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Ready-to-Eat Meal Packaging (2022-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Beverages Packaging (2022-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2022-2030) ($MN)
    
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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RESEARCH METHODOLOGY


Research Methodology

We at Stratistics opt for an extensive research approach which involves data mining, data validation, and data analysis. The various research sources include in-house repository, secondary research, competitor’s sources, social media research, client internal data, and primary research.

Our team of analysts prefers the most reliable and authenticated data sources in order to perform the comprehensive literature search. With access to most of the authenticated data bases our team highly considers the best mix of information through various sources to obtain extensive and accurate analysis.

Each report takes an average time of a month and a team of 4 industry analysts. The time may vary depending on the scope and data availability of the desired market report. The various parameters used in the market assessment are standardized in order to enhance the data accuracy.

Data Mining

The data is collected from several authenticated, reliable, paid and unpaid sources and is filtered depending on the scope & objective of the research. Our reports repository acts as an added advantage in this procedure. Data gathering from the raw material suppliers, distributors and the manufacturers is performed on a regular basis, this helps in the comprehensive understanding of the products value chain. Apart from the above mentioned sources the data is also collected from the industry consultants to ensure the objective of the study is in the right direction.

Market trends such as technological advancements, regulatory affairs, market dynamics (Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities and Challenges) are obtained from scientific journals, market related national & international associations and organizations.

Data Analysis

From the data that is collected depending on the scope & objective of the research the data is subjected for the analysis. The critical steps that we follow for the data analysis include:

  • Product Lifecycle Analysis
  • Competitor analysis
  • Risk analysis
  • Porters Analysis
  • PESTEL Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis

The data engineering is performed by the core industry experts considering both the Marketing Mix Modeling and the Demand Forecasting. The marketing mix modeling makes use of multiple-regression techniques to predict the optimal mix of marketing variables. Regression factor is based on a number of variables and how they relate to an outcome such as sales or profits.


Data Validation

The data validation is performed by the exhaustive primary research from the expert interviews. This includes telephonic interviews, focus groups, face to face interviews, and questionnaires to validate our research from all aspects. The industry experts we approach come from the leading firms, involved in the supply chain ranging from the suppliers, distributors to the manufacturers and consumers so as to ensure an unbiased analysis.

We are in touch with more than 15,000 industry experts with the right mix of consultants, CEO's, presidents, vice presidents, managers, experts from both supply side and demand side, executives and so on.

The data validation involves the primary research from the industry experts belonging to:

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