The sustainable packaging market is estimated to reach USD 303.60 Billion by 2020, with a projected CAGR of 7.17% from 2015 to 2020. Factors such as government initiatives towards reuse and recycling of packaging products, downsizing of packaging, and breakthrough in new technologies are driving the market. Application of sustainable packaging in the food & beverage segment dominated the market in 2014. In terms of function, the active packaging segment, which consists of barrier packaging, anti-microbial packaging, and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), held the largest share in 2014. This domination is mainly due to growing packaged food and beverage industry, particularly in emerging markets such as China, Brazil, and India.
The sustainable packaging market is highly fragmented with several packaging manufacturers offering sustainable packaging solutions The market is dominated by key players such as Amcor Limited (Australia), Bemis Company, Inc. (U.S.), Tetra Laval International S.A. (Switzerland), Mondi plc (South Africa), WestRock Company (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Sonoco Products Company (U.S.), Smurfit Kappa Group PLC (U.S.), Sealed Air Corporation (U.S.), and Huhtamaki OYJ (Finland). The market in this report is segmented on the basis of material, process, function, layer, application, and region.
On the basis of Material, the sustainable packaging market has been segmented as follows:
On the basis of Function, the sustainable packaging market has been segmented as follows:
On the basis of Process, the sustainable packaging market has been segmented as follows:
On the basis of Layer, the sustainable packaging market has been segmented as follows:
On the basis of Application, the sustainable packaging market has been segmented as follows:
On the basis of Region, the sustainable packaging market has been segmented as follows:
Paper & paperboard was the most widely used material for sustainable packaging in 2014. It is also projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 8.08% from 2015 to 2020.
The key players of the sustainable packaging market implement different strategies such as expansions, agreements, contracts, joint ventures, and partnerships to gain a larger share in the market.
Major companies have regional and local distributors to increase their shares in several countries. One of the major developments observed in the sustainable packaging market is mergers and acquisitions. Companies are adopting organic growth strategies such as new product developments to cope with the increasing demand for sustainable packaging solutions in emerging markets. These strategies have aided major companies create a huge customer and partner base in these markets.
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