Disposable tableware includes products such as plates, cups, spoon, bowls, etc., which can be recycled after use. These products are mostly used in airline meals, fast food restaurants, and takeaways in order to provide quick and clean service. Moreover, disposable tableware are commonly used in households where consumers opt for easy clean up after parties.
The disposable tableware market is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years. Rapid urbanization, busy lifestyle, and rise in disposable income are some the major factors contributing to the growth of the market. Increased awareness toward hygiene is also leading to rise in demand for disposable tableware.
Moreover, disposable tableware is an easy and economical option. They are relatively inexpensive and are easy to use and clean. The emergence of disposable tableware is changing the way people live. It also reduces a lot of time washing utensils making life more convenient and easy.
However, plastic or paper disposable tableware have a significant impact on the environment. They are not suitable for recycling and poses an immense threat to the environment. This is restraining the growth of the market.
One of the latest trends gaining momentum in the global disposable tableware market is the increase in demand for environment-friendly products. The preference for sustainable products is clearly increasing in the global market. The shift in consumer buying pattern with more consumers opting for environment-friendly products is reinforcing the need for manufacturers to increase the production of sustainable products.
The global disposable tableware market can be segmented based on product, type, material type, end use, distribution channel, and region. In terms of product, the market can be divided into plates, cups, bowls, spoons & forks, knives, trays, glasses, chopsticks, and others. Based on type, the disposable tableware market can be bifurcated into conventional and eco-friendly (biodegradable, compostable, degradable, recyclable, and renewable).
In terms of material type, the market can be classified into plastic, paper, plant starch, bamboo, wood, and others
Based on end use, the disposable tableware market can be categorized into residential and commercial
In terms of distribution channel, the market can be split into offline channel and online channel. Online channel can be sub-divided into company-owned website and e-Commerce website. Offline channel can be sub-divided into hypermarkets & supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores, and brand stores.
Based on region, the global disposable tableware market can be divided into North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Europe. Furthermore, the regions are divided into countries such as the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, the U.K., GCC countries, China, India, Japan, and Brazil. In terms of value, North America is expected to hold a major share of the global disposable tableware market during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the increased busy lifestyle of consumers in this region.
The global disposable tableware market is highly fragmented due to the presence of a large number of local and regional players in the global market. Major players in the market are significantly focusing on product innovation to cope with increased demand in the global market. Therefore, it is essential for all the players to stay aware of various ongoing developments that could potentially affect the competition in the market.
Key players operating in the global disposable tableware market are Huhtamaki (Chinet), Dart (Solo), Taizhou Fuling Plastics, Snapcups, Swantex, Biopac, Dopla, Arkaplast, Kap Cones, Dixie, International Paper, Hefty, Lollicup USA, Solia, Natural Tableware, TrueChoicePack (TCP), CKF Inc., Letica, Eco-Products, Guangdong Huasheng Meto, Belix, Chemco, Coveris, Unique Industries, Daily Chef, Reese, Eco Kloud, and Gmark.