United States Biodegradable Plastics Market to 2026 - Forecast by Type, End-user, Raw Materials, Company Analysis & Forecast - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The "United States Biodegradable Plastics Market Forecast by Type (Starch Based, PLA, PHA, PBS, PBAT, Others), End-User, Raw Materials, Company Analysis & Forecast" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

According to this report the United States Biodegradable Plastics Market is expected to grow with double-digit CAGR and reach US$ 1. 5 Billion by 2026.

Biodegradable plastics are plastics, which can be decomposed into the soil, carbon dioxide, and biomass by the action of living organisms, usually microbes. Usually, biodegradable plastics are manufactured from petrochemicals, microorganisms, recycled raw materials, or all three combinations. New food packaging, dried snacks & candy, bakery products, water & juice cups, and meat trays are widely used in packaging materials made from these plastics. Biodegradable plastics are also used as cup coatings and as drink films & card collection.

A ban on disposable foam food containers and packaging, carryout bag fees, and compulsory collection of plastic recycling may all become part of a nationwide plastic waste bill currently in its early stages. Recently, the government of the United States issued a draft of legislation that they intend to implement in the fall, after collecting suggestions from consumers and companies. The outline of the bill focuses on increasing the duty on plastic manufacturers to handle waste, helping to pay for recycling and raising awareness of plastic environmental footprint that can become garbage. Today various kinds of plastic become garbage such as food containers, cups and lids, plastic cigarette butts, wet wipes, balloons, and lightweight plastic bags. The bill will include opportunities to create less polluting alternatives, although there are no details in the outline.

Research & Development costs also make up a majority of the investment in bio-plastics and affect the prices of materials and goods. Besides, due to pandemic COVID-19 oil prices has hit rock bottom. So because of low oil prices, it currently makes it impossible for bio-plastics to meet competitive market levels as opposed to conventional plastics.

Company Analysis

  • Green Dot Bioplastics
  • DuPont
  • Dow Chemicals
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Westrock

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Research Methodology

3. Executive Summary

4. Market Dynamics

4.1 Growth Drivers

4.2 Challenges

5. SWOT Analysis

5.1 Strengths

5.2 Weaknesses

5.3 Opportunities

5.4 Treats

6. Government Initiatives

7. United States Biodegradable Plastics Market

8. Market Share - United States Biodegradable Plastics

8.1 Type

8.2 End-User

9. Type - United States Biodegradable Plastics Market

9.1 Starch Based

9.2 PLA (Polylactic Acid)

9.3 PHA (Polyhydroxyalcanoates)

9.4 PBS (Polybutylene succinate)

9.5 PBAT (polybutylene adipate terephthalate)

9.6 Others

10. End-Users - United States Biodegradable Plastics Market

10.1 Food packaging, dishes, cutlery, bags

10.2 Compost bags

10.3 Foam Packaging

10.4 Agriculture and Horticulture

10.5 Paper coatings

10.6 Others

11. Technological Snapshot

11.1 Biodegradable Production Process

11.2 Biodegradation of Different Polymers by Microorganisms

11.3 Ecotoxicological Studies on Biodegradable Polymers

11.4 Interrelationship between Conventional, Bio-Based and Biodegradable Plastics

12. Raw Material

12.1 List of Raw Materials

12.1.1 Starch Based

12.1.2 PLA (Polylactic Acid)

12.1.3 PHA (Polyhydroxyalcanoates)

12.1.4 PBS (Polybutylene succinate)

12.1.5 PBAT (polybutylene adipate terephthalate)

12.2 Properties of Raw Materials

13. Company Analysis

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