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Global Single-Use Plastic Packaging Regulations

  • ID: 5007804
  • Report
  • March 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 106 Pages
  • The Freedonia Group

This study analyzes single-use plastics, which are used for foodservice and other applications. These items are designed to be used once and then disposed of, either as trash or recycling. Disposal often depends on the type of resin and local recycling capabilities.

Single-use plastics include the following:

  • Straws
  • Stirrers
  • Beverage and portion cups
  • Lids
  • Retail bags
  • Produce and bakery bags
  • Takeout containers (clamshells, two-piece, rigid plastic, and plastic foam)
  • Cutlery
  • Food wrap
  • Beverage carrier rings

Excluded from this study are other packaging used for packing, storing, disposing, or protecting merchandise or for any function other than a single-use application.

Single-use plastics may be made of a variety of plastics including:

  • Co-extruded plastics
  • Polypropylene
  • Molded or foamed polystyrene
  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE)
  • Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  • Recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET)

Market segments include foodservice and other retail, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Big-box stores
  • Convenience stores
  • Department stores
  • Discount stores
  • Drug stores
  • Gas stations
  • Grocery stores
  • Liquor stores
  • Outlet stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Quick service dining establishments
  • Restaurants
  • Specialty shops and stores
  • Supermarket
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1. Executive Summary

2. What Are Single-Use Plastics?

  • Scope & Definition
  • Straws
  • Stirrers
  • Beverage & Portion Cups
  • Lids
  • Retail Bags
  • Produce & Bakery Bags
  • Takeout Containers
  • Clamshells & Two-Piece Containers
  • Rigid Plastic
  • Plastic Foam
  • Food Wrap
  • Cutlery
  • Beverage Carrier Rings

3. Pros & Cons of Single-Use Plastics

  • Issues with Single-Use Plastics
  • Litter & Microplastics
  • Landfill & Incineration
  • Lack of Recycling & Use of Non-Renewable Resources
  • Benefits of Single-Use Plastics
  • Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics
  • Reusable Plastics
  • Paper
  • Wood & Metal
  • Natural Fibers
  • Molded Pulp

4. Regulations

  • Bans & Fees
  • Preemptions
  • The Success & Unintended Consequences of Bans

5. North America

  • United States
  • United States: Single-Use Bag Regulations
  • United States: Foamed Plastic Foodservice Container Regulations
  • United States: Plastic Straw Regulations
  • Canada
  • Mexico

6. Europe

  • European Union
  • Non-European Union

7. Other Regions

  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Asia/Pacific
  • Central & South America

8. Appendix

  • Scope
  • Definitions
  • Abbreviations
  • Publisher Methodology
  • Study-Specific Methodology
  • Sources
  • Associations & Agencies
  • Related Studies & Reports
  • Macroeconomic Assumptions
  • Global Economic Outlook
  • Global Population
  • Global Personal Consumption Expenditures

List of Tables

5. North America
Table 5-1: US State Retail Bag Regulations by Year Implemented & Type
Table 5-2: Canada Single-Use Plastic Packaging Bans by Year Implemented
Table 5-3: Mexico Single-Use Plastic Packaging Bans by Year Implemented

6. Europe
Table 6-1: European Union Single-Use Plastic Packaging Bans by Regulations by Year Implemented & Type
Table 6-2: Non-European Union Single-Use Plastic Packaging Regulations by Year Implemented & Type

7. Other Regions
Table 7-1: Africa Single-Use Plastic Packaging Regulations by Year Implemented & Type
Table 7-2: Middle East Single-Use Plastic Packaging Regulations by Year Implemented & Type
Table 7-3: Asia/Pacific Single-Use Plastic Packaging Regulations by Year Implemented & Type
Table 7-4: Central & South America Single-Use Plastic Packaging Regulations by Year Implemented & Type

8. Appendix
Table 8-1: Relevant Industry Codes
Table 8-2: Relevant HS Codes
Table 8-3: Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study
Table 8-4: Global Gross Domestic Product by Region & Country, 2008 - 2023 (billion 2017 dollars)
Table 8-5: Global Population by Region & Country, 2008 - 2023 (million persons)
Table 8-6: Global Personal Consumption Expenditures by Region & Country, 2008 - 2023 (billion 2017 dollars)

List of Figures

2. What Are Single-Use Plastics?
Figure 2-1: Single-Use Plastic Straws: Key Markets & Competitive Products
Figure 2-2: Single-Use Plastic Stirrers: Key Markets & Competitive Products
Figure 2-3: Single-Use Plastic Beverage & Portion Cups: Key Markets & Competitive Products
Figure 2-4: Single-Use Plastic Lids: Key Markets & Competitive Products
Figure 2-5: Single-Use Plastic Retail Bags: Key Markets & Competitive Products
Figure 2-6: Single-Use Plastic Produce & Bakery Bags: Key Markets & Competitive Products
Figure 2-7: Single-Use Plastic Takeout Containers: Key Markets & Competitive Products
Figure 2-8: Single-Use Plastic Food Wrap: Key Markets & Competitive Materials
Figure 2-9: Single-Use Plastic Cutlery: Key Markets & Competitive Products
Figure 2-10: Single-Use Plastic Beverage Carrier Rings: Key Markets & Competitive Products

8. Appendix
Figure 8-1: Retail Bags

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

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