Sustainable Packaging Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Sustainable Packaging market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Sustainable Packaging size report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Size of Sustainable Packaging Industry

Sustainable Packaging Market Summary
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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 292.71 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 423.56 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 7.67 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

Major Players

Sustainable Packaging Market Major Players

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Sustainable Packaging Market Analysis

The Sustainable Packaging Market size is estimated at USD 292.71 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 423.56 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 7.67% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Sustainable packaging is the creation and use of packaging that improves sustainability. It makes more use of life cycle assessments and inventories to inform packaging decisions and lessen its impact on the environment.

  • Over the past couple of years, the interest (particularly at a consumer level) in sustainability has surged. The concept of circular economics gained significant momentum, and this has also focused considerable attention on sustainable packaging. Furthermore, governments on all continents have responded to public concerns regarding packaging waste, especially single-use packaging waste. They are implementing regulations to minimize environmental waste and improve waste management processes.
  • Countries like France, Germany, and the United Kingdom go above and beyond robust recycling regulations across the European Union with Extended Producer Responsibilities (EPRs). In Asia, Thailand announced a nationwide ban on single-use plastic bags at significant stores effective from January 1, 2020. It aimed for a complete ban by 2021 to reduce plastic leakage into the environment.
  • According to a survey by the Ocean Conservancy, 8 million metric tonnes of plastic enter the ocean annually, adding to the estimated 150 million metric tonnes that are already churning around in the world's oceans. This is roughly equivalent to dumping one garbage truck from New York City's streets worth of plastic into the ocean every minute for a year. According to the survey, 2025 is predicted to be a watershed year for environmentally friendly packaging. Over 40% anticipate using innovative products and sustainable techniques during the next five years. Companies plan to use sustainable packaging to create a circular economy, including compostable or biodegradable materials and redesigning containers to cut or eliminate waste.
  • The usage of non-recyclable, non-biodegradable plastic packaging solutions is expanding, resulting in increased carbon emissions in the environment. As a result, numerous large firms, such as Amazon, Google, and Tetrapak, among others, are aiming toward net-zero carbon emissions, which is predicted to be capital expenditure.
  • With the outbreak of COVID-19, many companies began shifting away from banning plastic's sustainability goal. Some studies suggested that the virus can be passed on through cardboard and plastic, which resulted in increased usage of single-use materials across the supermarkets to wrap products, like cling film for fruits and vegetables.

Sustainable Packaging Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)