Paper pulp disposable tableware is 100% natural and biodegradable in nature. These are made of agricultural waste such as bagasse, wheat straw, and rice husk. Bagasse is the most commonly used raw material to produce eco-friendly disposable tableware. Manufacturing companies were engaged in the production of a wide range of disposable tableware, which includes plates, bowls, cups, and cutleries. However, governments of various countries banning the usage of bagasse are anticipated to be a major driving factor for the growth of paper pulp disposable tableware during the forecast period.
The Asia Pacific is projected to exhibit prominent growth in the paper pulp disposable tableware market in the near future, due to an increase in awareness among people about paper pulp disposable tableware. China is the biggest manufacturing base of eco-friendly disposable tableware made of agricultural waste in the world.
Chinese manufacturers produce paper pulp disposable tableware on a large scale and export these to various countries of North America and Europe. Strict rules & regulations imposed against the usage of single-use plastic and plastic-based products in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and India are anticipated to drive the paper pulp disposable tableware market during the forecast period.
In North America and Europe, the rise in usage of paper pulp disposable tableware during parties, outings, events, and social gatherings plays a significant role in driving the sales of paper pulp disposable tableware. The U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Germany extensively use paper cups and paper straws. The market in MEA and South America is expected to grow at a moderate rate in the near future, due to favorable initiatives taken by governments of several countries in these regions, such as conducting awareness campaigns and drives.
Prominent manufacturers dealing in the paper pulp disposable tableware market are planning to expand their production capacity to fulfill the demand in the market. Producers are also planning to expand their presence in various geographies through mergers & acquisitions and tie-ups with distributors and retailers.
Quick service restaurants (QSRs), premium hotel chains, and restaurants are highly aware of the benefits and quality of eco-friendly disposable tableware. Hence, disposable tableware manufacturers have tied up with various QSRs, and hotel & restaurant chains in various countries to increase the penetration of their products in the market.
Continuous increase in usage of eco-friendly tableware in day-to-day life across the globe is also seen. In the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and France, individuals are using paper pulp disposable tableware at outings, parties, and social gatherings.
Recently, some manufacturing companies have been producing edible disposable tableware and cutlery such as spoons, forks, and chopsticks.
Strict rules & regulations have been imposed by several countries across the globe to restrict the usage of single-use plastic and plastic-based products. Countries such as the U.S., Canada, China, the U.K., Australia, Germany, and Bangladesh, etc., have already imposed strict regulations to ban the usage of plastic across the nations.
China has banned the import of plastic waste for recycling. China used to import bulk scrap plastic from countries across the globe and process it. In the year 2018, China took a decision to completely ban the import of plastic waste from various countries for recycling to protect its environment and air quality.
Furthermore, favorable initiatives have been taken by governments and relevant associations of different countries to reduce the usage of plastic and spread awareness about the benefits of eco-friendly products. From the last couple of years, a good number of greenware manufacturers are tapping into the opportunities in the tableware market by creating awareness about eco-friendly disposable tableware made from agricultural waste such as bagasse, wheat straw, and paper.
Plastic-based dinnerware or tableware such as glasses, plates, straws, stirrers, spoons, and forks are still sold in the market. This is due to the fact that the products made from plastic are reasonably cheaper as compared to eco-friendly disposable tableware such as paper-pulp.
Apart from plastic, areca palm leaves is also considered an alternate raw material to manufacture 100% biodegradable and compostable greenware
The global paper pulp disposable tableware market has been segmented based on product type, raw material, customer type, distribution channel, and region.
In terms of product type, the global paper pulp disposable tableware market has been classified into cups, plates, bowls, clamshell, trays, and others
Based on raw material, the global paper pulp disposable tableware market has been divided into bagasse, wheat straw, and bamboo
In terms of customer type, the global paper pulp disposable tableware market has been divided into household and commercial (hotel, restaurant, catering, and corporate office & breakroom)
In terms of distribution channel, the global paper pulp disposable tableware market has been bifurcated into online and offline (direct sales and indirect sales)
Based on region, the global paper pulp disposable tableware market has been classified into North America (U.S., Canada, and Rest of North America), Europe (U.K., France, Germany, and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific), Middle East & Africa (GCC Countries, South Africa, and Rest of the Middle East & Africa), and South America (Brazil, and Rest of South America)
Key companies profiled in the paper pulp disposable tableware market research report include Huhtamaki Group, Reynolds Consumer Products, SOLIA, Papstar GmbH, Biotrem, Georgia-Pacific, Hoffmaster Group, Inc., Minimaid, DUNI AB, and Eco-Products, Inc.