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Biodegradable Plastics Market worth $20.9 billion by 2028 – At a CAGR of 21.3%

Published: September 7, 2023

The According to a market research report, the Biodegradable Plastics Market by Type (PLA, Starch Blends, PHA, Biodegradable Polyesters), End Use Industry (Packaging, Consumer Goods, Textile, Agriculture & Horticulture), and Region( APAC, Europe, NA, South America, MEA) – Global Forecast to 2028″, is projected to reach USD 20.9 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 21.3% from USD 7.9 billion in 2023.  The combination of environmental awareness, regulatory frameworks, circular economy initiatives, corporate sustainability goals, consumer preferences, and technological advancements are driving the biodegradable plastic market.

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The key global players in the biodegradable plastic market, such as BASF (Germany), NatureWorks (US), Total Corbion (Netherlands), Novamont (Italy), Biome Bioplastics (UK), Mitsubishi Chemical Holding Corporation (Japan), Toray Industries (Japan), Plantic Technologies (Australia), Danimer Scientific (US), and Fkur Kunstsoff (Germany) have a strong foothold in their respective regions and are exploring geographic diversification options to expand their businesses. They are focusing on increasing their market shares through new product launches and expansions.

Recent Developments in Biodegradable Plastics Market Industry

  • In April 2021, NatureWorks announced a new strategic partnership with IMA Coffee, which is a market leader in coffee handling processing and packaging. This partnership aims at increasing the market reach for high-performing compostable K-cup in North America.
  • In February 2020, BASF and Fabbri Group (Italy) formed a joint venture to develop a sustainable solution for cling film used in fresh-food packaging. The film will be used in wrapping meat, seafood, and fresh fruits & vegetables. It will be made by the Fabbri group with BASF’s Ecovio bioplastic and will boost the demand for biodegradable plastics in packaging applications.

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Based on type, the biodegradable plastic market has been segmented into PLA, starch blends, PBAT, PBS, PHA and others. PLA has several advantages over traditional petroleum-based plastics. It is derived from renewable resources, reducing reliance on fossil fuels. It produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions during its manufacturing process compared to conventional plastics. PLA also has a lower carbon footprint and energy consumption compared to other biodegradable plastics like PHA or PBS.

Based on application,
 the biodegradable plastic market has been segmented into packaging, consumer goods, agriculture & horticulture, textile, and other applications. The use of biodegradable plastics in packaging opens opportunities for innovation and product differentiation. Companies can explore new packaging designs, materials, and marketing strategies that highlight the environmentally friendly attributes of their products. Biodegradable plastics offer versatility and can be customized to meet specific packaging requirements.

Based on region,
 Europe is the fastest-growing market for biodegradable plastics. Many companies in Europe are adopting sustainability strategies and setting ambitious sustainability goals. They are actively seeking alternatives to conventional plastics and incorporating biodegradable plastics into their operations and product offerings. These companies are motivated by environmental concerns, consumer demands, and the need to enhance their brand image and competitiveness.

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