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Foodservice Disposables Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Material (Plastic, Paper, Aluminum, Plant Fibre, Foam), By Type (Clamshells, Bowls, Plates, Tray, Cups and Lids), By End-User Application (Hotels, Restaurants/Cafes, Catering Services) and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI102457 | Status : Ongoing



The global foodservice disposables sector is witnessing remarkable growth and is anticipated to expand owing to the rising consumption of ready-to-eat foods. The growing demand for variety of disposables from packaged food industries and food delivery services is driving the its market. The increase in urbanization and digitalization is aiding in the takeaway and food delivery services market significantly. The novel online foodservice applications have further increased the demand for disposables. The growing demand for instant food delivery options and convenience among the consumers has propelled the global disposables market.

The disposable containers ease the daily lifestyle with minimal maintenance and reduced dishwashing activities. These disposable foodservice items are made from predominantly plastics, paper, aluminum, plant fiber, and foam. Various types of disposables are available in the market, such as cups, trays, clamshells, and bowls, to ease the food delivery and takeaway options for different food items. Many manufacturers are focussing on recyclable and biodegradable disposable items using plant pulp, and fiber - thisdevelopment has aided in the growth of the disposables market.

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Key Market Driver -

Increasing Consumers Demand for on-the-go Food

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Key Market Restraint -

Growing Health Risks Due to Disposables

The foodservice disposables market is growing owing to the broad utility of disposables in restaurants, hotels, and cafes. The foodservice disposables aids in the spillage-proof packaging of the food. The growing trend for eco-friendly disposables is gaining traction from the consumers. The key manufacturers are capitalizing on recyclable plastics and plant-based disposables because of the worldwide environmental concerns. These aspects are driving the global foodservice disposables market. The increasing demand for disposables possesses adverse health risks as well. The U.S. Department for Health and Human Services published a report under the National Toxicology Program which categorically states that the disposables contain two major chemicals viz. formaldehyde, and styrene, which are carcinogenic in nature. The foodservice sectors also provide customized disposables using U.V. cured ink that have negative impacts on both the consumers and the environment.

Key Players Covered:

Some of the key companies that are present in the global foodservice disposables market are Georgia Pacific LLC., Dart Container Corporation, D&W Fine Pack LLC., New Wincup Holdings Inc., Gold Plast SPA., Anchor Packaging Inc., Biopac India Corporation Ltd., Berry Global Inc., Pak-Man Food Packaging Co., Vegware Ltd., H.T. Berry Company, Inc.

The plastic segment is leading among the other materials due to its cheaper availability and also being a better spill-proof material. The foam segment is also observing traction due to its ease of transportation. The plant-fiber derived disposables are eco-friendly alternatives but are costlier compared to the plastic and other raw materials. The disposable cups and lids are highly in demand due to increased consumption of on-the-go beverages such as coffee, tea ,and cold drinks. The replacement of plastic straws with disposable paper straws in various foodservice platforms has witnessed considerable increase over the past few years. The restaurants and cafes have emerged as a major end-user of disposables.

Regional Analysis:

North America is witnessing significant growth in the global foodservice disposables market, due to the escalating demand for ready-to-eat food amidst trending café-culture of the region. The presence of numerous restaurants and mobile food shops serving on-the-go food in countries such as the U.S and Canada utilize the disposables. The ever increasing popularity of convenience foods in the region is projected to impact the disposables market positively in the region.

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Asia Pacific region is anticipated to witness rapid growth in the forthcoming years due to the rising demand for fast food and ready-to-drink beverages. The rapid urbanization and increasing number of numerous online food delivery applications in developing countries such as India are utilising large amount of disposables.




By Material

  • Plastic

  • Paper

  • Aluminum

  • Plant Fibre

  • Foam

By Type

  • Clamshells

  • Bowls

  • Plates

  • Tray

  • Cups and Lids

By End-User Application

  • Hotels

  • Restaurants/Cafes

  • Catering Services

By Geography

  • North America (USA, Canada, and Mexico)

  • Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, U.K., Russia, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Australia, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • South America (Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa and Rest of ME&A)

Key Industry Developments

  •  In February 2020, SelfEco launched compostable drinkware to address the environmental concerns of the growing foodservice sectors in the U.S. and Canada. The products are eco-friendly, tree-free, petroleum-free, BPA-free and 100% compostable.

  • In January 2020, Imperial Dade, a manufacturer and distributor of foodservice disposables and janitorial supplies announced the acquisition of Wagner Supply Company to strengthen its presence in Texas.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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