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The global plastic alternative packaging market is expected to grow from $61.23 billion in 2020 to $71.08 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.10%.
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The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The biodegradable plastic market size is expected to reach $95.04 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 7.63%.

This is evident from a new report from The Business Research Company: Plastic Alternative Packaging Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact And Recovery. The green packaging market covered in this report is segmented by type into starch-based plastic, cellulose-based plastics, polylactic acid (PLA), polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), others; by process into recyclable, reusable, biodegradable; by application into food and beverage, personal care, health care, others.

The major players covered in the sustainable plastic packaging market are Amcor Limited, Tetra Pak, Sealed Air Corporation, Plastic Suppliers Inc., Kruger Inc., Mondi, International Paper Company, Smurfit Kappa Group PLC, DS Smith PLC, Klabin SA, Rengo Co. Ltd, Bemis Company Inc.

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