Biodegradable Disposable Plastic Cutlery. (Eco Friendly Compostable Spoons Cutlery)
India is slowly becoming a country where people are turning health conscious. Thankfully, biodegradable cutlery has emerged as a better alternative to plastics across the globe and Indians have been early adopters of biodegradable products.
These Cutlery is fully compostable and biodegradable in approximately 100 days in properly maintained compost facilities. These eco-friendly products are perfect for restaurants, cafeterias, business functions, trade shows, festivals and fairs, catering. Compostable or biodegradable bio-plastics, most commonly used for utensils, are marketed as a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic.
More and more people are becoming environmentally conscious every day and are taking the necessary steps to protect the environment. Businesses that embrace the concept of being eco-friendly can realize a wide range of benefits from doing so. One of the business industries in which compostable products can be used the most is in the food industry. Both dine-in and takeout restaurants have the opportunity to incorporate eco-friendly products into their operations in the form of plates and cutlery.
The Global Biodegradable Cutlery Market sales were 845 million pieces in 2016, and it will be 1274 million pieces in 2023; while the revenue of Biodegradable Cutlery Market was 30.5 million USD in 2016 and forecast to accomplish 38.9 million USD in 2023, with a CAGR of 5.5% by 2023. Increasing awareness regarding harmful effects associated with non-biodegradable plastic wastes is a key factor likely to drive the market in the forecast period.
U.S. Biodegradable Cutlery Market Size, by Raw Material, 2015-2025 (USD Million)
Disposable cutlery, unlike the traditional disposable cutlery made from steel, is single-use cutlery. It is also comparatively cheaper than steel cutlery. Additionally, due to its lightweight it can be carried easily and is most favourable for on-the-go food.
The increasing use of plastic in our day-to-day life is creating a lot of plastic waste and regulatory authorities in various parts of the world are posing bans on the use of plastic. To overcome this challenge, foodservice packaging manufacturers use plant-based raw materials for manufacturing single-use packaging like disposable cutlery, plates, bowls, and trays. Expansion in bio-based foodservice manufacturing capabilities may benefit disposable cutlery manufacturers during the forecast period. Furthermore, in recent years several manufacturers are looking for positive opportunities in edible disposable cutlery made of wheat bran, rice, corn, and sorghum. Additionally, edible disposable cutlery reduces CO2 emissions by tons.
Global Disposable Cutlery Market Revenue, By Product, 2017 (US$ Mn)
As per product type, the global disposable cutlery market is segmented into fork, spoon, and knife. Rising demand for eco-friendly, safe, and sustainable cutlery owing to increasing number of restaurants, fast food joints, and cafeterias is fueling the demand for biodegradable plates and cups. Environment friendly cutleries are a feasible alternative that offers the convenience of disposable plates, cups, and spoon in picnics, parties, and other occasions. Moreover, they do not have any negative impact on the environment.
Global Biodegradable Cutlery Market Share, By Region, 2018 (%)
The Biodegradable Cutlery Market is segmented based on raw materials, products, composition and end user. The biodegradable cutlery is mainly made from PLA resin, CPLA (modified PLA), and Starch Blends. In general, the plant starch biodegradable cutlery is made from 70% renewable resources and 30% fillers like polypropylene and talc. PLA is a bio-based plastic derived from renewable resources such as maize starch, tapioca roots, or sugar cane. 100% cutlery is made from recode bio-plastic, produced from a rapidly renewable starch sourced from non-GMO crops.
Growth will be driven by the increased options and convenience of meals prepared or consumed away from home. Demand will also be supported by a shift toward the use of higher value products featuring durable plastic or compostable materials.
The Biodegradable Cutlery Market is dominated by the key players like Biopak, Eco-Products, Inc, Trellis Earth, BioMass Packaging, World Centric, Bionatic GmbH, GreenGood, Better Earth, Nature House Green, BioGreenChoice, Green Home, Vegware, Biodegradable Food Service, Biogreenchoice, Green good, World Centric, Karat and Green Home.