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Global Eco-friendly Food Packaging Market Segmentation By Material (Plastic, Aluminum, Paper), By Application (Food &Beverages, Dairy Products, Meat & Related Products, Fruits and Vegetables), By Packaging Type (Recycled Content, Reusable, Degradable), and by Regional Analysis (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2021 – 2026)

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 9471
Pages: 175

Eco-friendly Food Packaging Market Growth and Forecast (2021-2026):

The global eco-friendly food packaging market size was estimated at USD 90.13 billion in 2021 and is relied upon to arrive at an estimation of USD 126.34 billion by 2026, developing at a CAGR of about 6% over the conjecture time frame (2021-2026).

Market Overview:

Eco-friendly food packaging produced using sustainable assets diminishes reliance on oil and lessens the measure of waste material, while still yielding a product that gives benefits like customary plastics.

Rising shopper mindfulness in regards to the natural effect of packaging items and an eagerness to supplant packaging materials by choices with a lower carbon impression (or produced using inexhaustible assets) are the principal drivers for the turn of events and the utilization of these materials.

Recyclability is required to be the best test, as an ever-increasing number of organizations, which use packaging items, are concentrating on recyclable and reusable packaging.

Market Trends:

Beverage Packaging to be One of the Most Significant Applications

An expected number of 700,000 containers are being littered each day in the United Kingdom alone, as indicated by the Environmental Audit Committee. Such insights show the genuine requirement for Eco-friendly packaging answers for beverages.

Organizations in the beverages market, like PepsiCo, have been utilizing recyclable PET jugs for their refreshments. PepsiCo's recyclable PET containers represent 30% of packaging volume in North America and 7% internationally. In any case, high assembling costs are probably going to control the act of utilizing recyclable PET for refreshment packaging across developing regions, similar to India.

Because of the developing interest for eco-friendly packaging in the beverage business across Europe, US-based Crown Holdings Inc. has opened another office in Jakarta, Indonesia. Thinking about the nation's powerful monetary development and sizable populace, such eco-friendly activities offer the noteworthy potential for Eco-friendly beverage packaging.

Recent Developments in Eco-friendly Food Packaging Industry:

  • Tetra Pak propelled a set-up of new packaging materials, known as Tetra Pak Artistry, to support food and beverage makers revive the look and feel of its items.
  • Amcor reported the launch of two supportable packaging advancements that help productivity and improve buyer comfort. While Polymer overlays convey an enormous sparing in material use and vitality utilization, AluFix Retort Extra's anything but difficult to-peel can-end has a low ecological effect. Amcor is intending to gain Bemis Co. Inc. to have a worldwide adaptable packaging impression across geologies. It will likewise expand the presentation to alluring end market sections, including protein and social insurance packaging and innovations in boundary movies and foils.
  • The US-based Kroger Co. (which arranges around 6 billion packs every year and is one of the biggest basic food item chains in the nation) declared in 2018 that it will go plastic-sack free at all of its almost 2,800 stores by 2025.




Market Size Available

2020 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 - 2026



Segments Covered

By Material, Application, Packaging Type and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

Universal Paper Company, Tetra Pak International SA, Smurfit Kappa Group PLC, Amcor Limited, Mondi PLC and Others.

Market Dynamics:

The global Eco-friendly food packaging market is fundamentally determined by expanding interest in eco-friendly packaging arrangements among different end-use ventures, particularly among food and beverages. Likewise, expanding utilization of in a hurry food among the working populace is a factor expected to help income development of the worldwide market. In addition, rigid guidelines set by government specialists to control the use of non-recyclable materials for packaging is another factor foreseen to support the objective market development over the conjecture time frame.

Notwithstanding, the unpredictable expense of crude materials and accessibility of financially savvy and interchange arrangements may hamper the development of the global eco-friendly food packaging market.

Eco-friendly Food Packaging Market Segmentation Analysis:

By Material:

  • Plastic
  • Aluminum
  • Paper

Among the material portions, the plastic fragment is anticipated to represent huge income partakes in the worldwide market, attributable to its different properties and advantages including solidness and lower cost.

By Packaging Type:

  • Recycled Content
  • Reusable
  • Degradable

Based on packaging type, the industry can be divided into reused content, reusable, degradable, and other packaging arrangements. The reused content packaging portion held around 57.5% of the worldwide market in 2018. The fragment saw gigantic development in the course of recent years attributable to expanding requests from the food and beverages segment. Developing the noticeable quality of the food administration industry inferable from mushrooming eateries, coffee shops, and so forth is probably going to additionally support the portion over the estimated time frame.

By Application:

  • Food &Beverages
  • Dairy Products
  • Meat and Related Products
  • Fruits and Vegetables

In 2018, the food and beverage part commanded the business and held around 58.6% of the worldwide market. Eco-friendly packaging arrangements are broadly utilized in the food administration industry. Rising noticeable quality of this industry, supported by an expanding number of burger joints, cafés, and so on, are probably going to be key sources driving interest over the expected time frame.

Geographical Segmentation Analysis:

  • North America - the United States and Canada
  • Europe - United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, and France
  • The Asia Pacific - India, Japan, China, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia
  • Latin America  - Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of LATAM
  • The Middle East and Africa - Africa and Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus)

Regional Analysis:

North America Eco-friendly food packaging market contributes a generous income offer to the objective market. This is credited with developing the utilization of pre-bundled food among the young populace. Likewise, a developing base of working populace combined with high discretionary cash flow is a factor supposed to help income development of the objective market in this locale. The USA is likely to account for the largest share in North America.

In the United States, the rising mindfulness among purchasers and positive guidelines from the administration is required to drive the interest for Eco-friendly packaging over the figure time frame. Strikingly, food wastage in the nation is one of the essential explanations behind expanding client mindfulness. For example, The New York Times expressed that around 60 million metric tons of food are squandered in the United States each year, which not just negatively affects the earth yet additionally adds to the monetary weight.

Due to the previously mentioned factors, the shoppers are monitoring the food wastage, inferable from which they are pushing toward durable food, which remains new for quite a while.

Markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America are presumed to enlist moderate development during the forecast time. The Asia Pacific is anticipated to observe the quickest development in the global eco-friendly food packaging market during the conjecture time frame. The central point driving the eco-friendly packaging market in this area is the developing worry among buyers in regard to ecological issues. Shoppers in this locale know about the significance of eco-friendly and sustainable packaging.

Key Players in the Market:

Major Key Players in the Global Eco-friendly Food Packaging Market are

  • Universal Paper Company
  • Tetra Pak International SA
  • Smurfit Kappa Group PLC
  • Amcor Limited
  • Mondi PLC

Competitive Landscape:

The Eco-friendly food packaging market is profoundly divided. The market contemplated involves Amcor Limited, Sealed Air Corporation, Mondi Group PLC, and Tetra Pak International SA, among others.

A few territorial firms in nations, for example, India, are likewise attempting to pick up a piece of the overall industry. Boundaries to section are low, which is bringing about the appearance of littler players, further expanding serious contention.

1. Introduction                         

          1.1 Market Definition                

          1.2 Scope of the report             

          1.3 Study Assumptions             

          1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods            

2. Research Methodology                    

          2.1 Analysis Design                  

          2.2 Research Phases                 

                   2.2.1 Secondary Research

                   2.2.2 Primary Research    

                   2.2.3 Data Modelling       

                   2.2.4 Expert Validation    

          2.3 Study Timeline          

3. Report Overview                   

          3.1 Executive Summary             

          3.2 Key Inferencees                  

4. Market Dynamics                            

          4.1 Impact Analysis                  

                   4.1.1 Drivers         

                   4.1.2 Restaints     

                   4.1.3 Opportunities         

          4.2 Regulatory Environment                

          4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends               

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                     

          5.1 Key Player Benchmarking               

                   5.1.1 Market share analysis       

                   5.1.2 Products/Service    

                   5.1.3 Regional Presence   

          5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape             

          5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations               

6. Market Segmentation                      

          6.1 Eco-friendly Food Packaging Market, By Material          

                   6.1.1 Plastic

                   6.1.2 Aluminum    

                   6.1.3 Paper 

                   6.1.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)   

                   6.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis       

                   6.1.6 Market Attractiveness Index       

          6.2 Eco-friendly Food Packaging Market, By Application               

                   6.2.1 Food & Beverages   

                   6.2.2 Dairy Products       

                   6.2.3 Meat & Related Products   

                   6.2.4 Fruits and Vegetables       

                   6.2.5 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)   

                   6.2.6 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis       

                   6.2.7 Market Attractiveness Index       

          6.3 Eco-friendly Food Packaging Market, By Packaging Type                  

                   6.3.1 Recycled Content   

                   6.3.2 Reusable      

                   6.3.3 Degradable   

                   6.3.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)   

                   6.3.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis       

                   6.3.6 Market Attractiveness Index       

7. Geographical Landscape                            

          7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region              

          7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2021-2026)         

                   7.2.1 By Country   



                   7.2.2 By Material   

                   7.2.3 By Application        

                   7.2.4 By Packaging Type  

          7.3 Europe            

                   7.3.1 By Country   






                    Rest of Europe

                   7.3.2 By Material   

                   7.3.3 By Application        

                   7.3.4 By Packaging Type  

          7.4 Asia Pacific               

                   7.4.1 By Country   




                    South Korea

                    South East Asia

                    Australia & NZ

                    Rest of Asia-Pacific

                   7.4.2 By Material   

                   7.4.3 By Application        

                   7.4.4 By Packaging Type  

          7.5 Latin America            

                   7.5.1 By Country   




                    Rest of Latin America

                   7.5.2 By Material   

                   7.5.3 By Application        

                   7.5.4 By Packaging Type  

          7.6 Middle East and Africa         

                   7.6.1 By Country   

                    Middle East


                   7.6.2 By Material   

                   7.6.3 By Application        

                   7.6.4 By Packaging Type  

8. Key Player Analysis                         

          8.1 Universal Paper Company              

                   8.1.1 Business Description        

                   8.1.2 Products/Service    

                   8.1.3 Financials     

                   8.1.4 SWOT Analysis       

                   8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                   8.1.6 Analyst Overview    

          8.2 Tetra Pak International SA             

          8.3 Smurfit Kappa Group PLC              

          8.4 Amcor Limited          

          8.5 Mondi PLC                

          8.6 Sealed Air Corporation         

          8.7 Kroger Co                 

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                            


          List of Tables                  

          List of Figures                 

  • Global, regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
  • The Segment-level analysis in terms of By Material, Application, Packaging Type and along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail
  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics
  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis
  • Study the micro environment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analysing the level of competition and business strategy development
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment
  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies
  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions
  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market



  1. Global Eco-friendly Food Packaging Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Eco-friendly Food Packaging Market By Material, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Plastic Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Aluminum Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Paper Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Eco-friendly Food Packaging Market By Application, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Food & Beverages Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Dairy Products Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Meat & Related Products Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Fruits and Vegetables Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Eco-friendly Food Packaging Market By Packaging Type, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  12. Global Recycled Content Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  13. Global Reusable Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  14. Global Degradable Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

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