Green Packaging

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Green packaging has grown in importance among packaging suppliers and their customers due to increased energy and transportation costs and growing interest in environmental issues.

US demand to increase 3.9% yearly through 2014

Demand for recycled content, reusable and degradable packaging is projected to increase 3.9 percent yearly to $41.7 billion in 2014, consuming 58 billion pounds of material. Growth will outpace overall packaging demand but will remain relatively moderate due to the maturity of many products and the large existing presence of recycled content packaging in paperboard and metal packaging.

Green packaging has grown in importance among packaging suppliers and their customers in recent years due to increased energy and transportation costs; growing interest in environmental issues; and initiatives by major retailers to make procurement decisions based on the eco-friendly properties of suppliers’ packaging and cost reductions achievable through packaging improvements.

Degradable packaging to be fastest growing type

Degradable packaging is forecast to expand at a double-digit annual rate through 2014, driven by price competitiveness with conventional resins, capacity expansions and rising demand for environmentally friendly manufactured goods. Advances will also be based on enhanced performance properties resulting from blending and other modifications, initiatives by brand owners to improve the environmental footprint of their packaging, and legislative bans on polystyrene foam foodservice disposables in some parts of the country. Preventing faster advances will be the maturity of some product types (e.g., ring carriers, loose-fill), the lack of consumer composting networks in most areas of the US, and competition from emerging green packaging materials such as non-biodegradable bioplastics.

Recycled content packaging constitutes the vast majority of green packaging and demand is forecast to increase at an annual rate slightly below that of the industry as a whole through 2014. Gains will be supported by increased collection activity and processing capacity, coupled with greater use of recycled content packaging by firms seeking to demonstrate environmental responsibility and differentiate their products. Robust growth is anticipated for plastic recycled content packaging based on more concerted collection efforts and expanded processing capacity, especially for food-contact approved resin grades.

Reusable packaging demand is expected to post above-average growth through 2014, improving from the 2004- 2009 pace based on a rebound in manufacturing activity from a weak base in 2009. Demand for reusable plastic containers and intermediate bulk containers will benefit from an upswing in manufacturing activity and inroads into lower capacity packaging types such as drums, pails and shipping sacks.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $34 billion US market for recycled content, reusable and degradable packaging. It presents historical demand data ( 1999, 2004, 2009) and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by material (paper, metal, plastic, glass), product (e.g., drums, reusable plastic containers, intermediate bulk containers, film, ring carriers, containers, cups, plates and bowls, loose-fill) and market (e.g., food, beverages, consumer products, shipping, chemicals, foodservice).

The study also considers market environment factors, discusses source reduction and recycling activity, details industry structure and profiles 48 industry competitors, including Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble and Wal-Mart.

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  1. Green Packaging

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $99.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $94.00

      1. Table | GREEN PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,278.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $128.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

        $94.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $82.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Retail Sales

        $82.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Manufacturing Outlook

        $96.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      7. 3.7 Packaging Industry Overview

        $152.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL & MARKET (billion dollars)

      8. 3.8 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $505.00

        1. 3.8.1 Recycling & Other Regulations

          $107.00

        2. 3.8.2 Solid Waste Issues

          $242.00

          1. Table | MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BY PROCESS (billion pounds)

        3. 3.8.3 Degradability Standards

          $97.00

      9. 3.9 International Activity

        $104.00

    4. 4 GREEN PACKAGING OVERVIEW

      $1,163.00

      1. 4.1 Definition of Green Packaging

        $153.00

        1. Table | GREEN PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 4.2 Source Reduction

        $157.00

      3. 4.3 Recycling

        $401.00

        1. Table | SELECTED PACKAGING RECYCLING RATES, 1999-2009

        2. 4.3.1 Paper

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.2 Metal

          $82.00

        4. 4.3.3 Glass

          $82.00

        5. 4.3.4 Plastic

          $162.00

      4. 4.4 Renewable Resources

        $82.00

      5. 4.5 Non-Biodegradable Bioplastics

        $97.00

      6. 4.6 Nontoxic Materials

        $90.00

      7. 4.7 Energy Efficiency

        $82.00

      8. 4.8 Packaging Cost

        $82.00

      9. 4.9 Standards & Certification Programs

        $114.00

    5. 5 RECYCLED CONTENT PACKAGING

      $1,261.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $95.00

        1. Table | RECYCLED CONTENT PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Materials

        $1,077.00

        1. 5.2.1 Paper

          $481.00

          1. Table | PAPER RECYCLED CONTENT PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE

          2. Table | RECYCLED CONTENT BOX DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER RECYCLED CONTENT PAPER PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.2 Metal

          $245.00

          1. Table | METAL RECYCLED CONTENT PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        3. 5.2.3 Plastic

          $224.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC RECYCLED CONTENT PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & MATERIAL (million dollars)

        4. 5.2.4 Glass

          $96.00

          1. Table | GLASS BOTTLE RECYCLED CONTENT PACKAGING DEMAND

      3. 5.3 Markets

        $89.00

        1. Table | RECYCLED CONTENT PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

    6. 6 REUSABLE PACKAGING

      $764.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $83.00

        1. Table | REUSABLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Drums

        $167.00

        1. Table | REUSABLE DRUM DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.1 Steel

          $82.00

        3. 6.2.2 Plastic

          $82.00

        4. 6.2.3 Fibre

          $82.00

      3. 6.3 Reusable Plastic Containers

        $166.00

        1. Table | REUSABLE PLASTIC CONTAINER DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Intermediate Bulk Containers

        $125.00

        1. Table | REUSABLE INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE

      5. 6.5 Other

        $111.00

        1. Table | OTHER REUSABLE PACKAGING DEMAND

      6. 6.6 Markets

        $112.00

        1. Table | REUSABLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

    7. 7 DEGRADABLE PACKAGING

      $1,456.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $83.00

        1. Table | DEGRADABLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Film

        $170.00

        1. Table | DEGRADABLE PLASTIC PACKAGING FILM DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Ring Carriers

        $82.00

        1. Table | DEGRADABLE PLASTIC RING CARRIER DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 7.4 Containers

        $148.00

        1. Table | DEGRADABLE CONTAINER DEMAND (million dollars)

      5. 7.5 Cups, Plates & Bowls

        $100.00

        1. Table | DEGRADABLE CUP, PLATE & BOWL DEMAND (million dollars)

      6. 7.6 Loose-Fill

        $82.00

        1. Table | DEGRADABLE LOOSE-FILL DEMAND (million dollars)

      7. 7.7 Other

        $88.00

        1. Table | OTHER DEGRADABLE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

      8. 7.8 Materials

        $614.00

        1. Table | DEGRADABLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million pounds)

        2. 7.8.1 Photodegradable Plastic

          $82.00

          1. Table | PHOTODEGRADABLE PLASTIC PACKAGING DEMAND (million pounds)

        3. 7.8.2 Polylactic Acid

          $95.00

          1. Table | POLYLACTIC ACID PACKAGING DEMAND (million pounds)

        4. 7.8.3 Starch-Based Plastics

          $123.00

          1. Table | STARCH-BASED DEGRADABLE PLASTIC PACKAGING DEMAND (million pounds)

        5. 7.8.4 Other Plastics

          $138.00

          1. Table | OTHER DEGRADABLE PLASTIC PACKAGING MATERIAL DEMAND (million pounds)

        6. 7.8.5 Other Materials

          $90.00

          1. Table | OTHER DEGRADABLE PACKAGING MATERIAL DEMAND (million pounds)

      9. 7.9 Markets

        $108.00

        1. Table | DEGRADABLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

    8. 8 MARKETS

      $1,648.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $113.00

        1. Table | GREEN PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 8.2 Food

        $264.00

        1. 8.2.1 Food Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 8.2.2 Green Packaging Demand

          $175.00

          1. Table | FOOD MARKET FOR GREEN PACKAGING (million dollars)

      3. 8.3 Beverages

        $265.00

        1. 8.3.1 Beverage Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

        2. 8.3.2 Green Packaging Demand

          $184.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE MARKET FOR GREEN PACKAGING (million dollars)

      4. 8.4 Consumer Products

        $258.00

        1. Table | CONSUMER PRODUCTS MARKET FOR GREEN PACKAGING (million dollars)

        2. 8.4.1 Recycled Content Packaging

          $131.00

        3. 8.4.2 Degradable & Reusable Packaging

          $82.00

      5. 8.5 Shipping

        $146.00

        1. Table | SHIPPING MARKET FOR GREEN PACKAGING (million dollars)

        2. 8.5.1 Recycled Content Packaging

          $82.00

        3. 8.5.2 Reusable Packaging

          $82.00

        4. 8.5.3 Degradable Packaging

          $82.00

      6. 8.6 Chemicals

        $209.00

        1. 8.6.1 Chemical Industry Outlook

          $109.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

        2. 8.6.2 Green Packaging Demand

          $92.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL MARKET FOR GREEN PACKAGING (million dollars)

      7. 8.7 Foodservice

        $303.00

        1. 8.7.1 Foodservice Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FOODSERVICE REVENUES BY ESTABLISHMENT TYPE (billion dollars)

        2. 8.7.2 Green Packaging Demand

          $209.00

          1. Table | FOODSERVICE MARKET FOR GREEN PACKAGING (million dollars)

      8. 8.8 Other

        $90.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR GREEN PACKAGING (million dollars)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,132.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Market Leaders

        $259.00

        1. Table | SELECTED GREEN PACKAGING COMPANIES

        2. 9.2.1 Recycled Content Packaging

          $82.00

        3. 9.2.2 Reusable Packaging

          $82.00

        4. 9.2.3 Degradable Packaging

          $82.00

      3. 9.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $107.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 9.4 Competitive Strategies

        $108.00

      5. 9.5 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      6. 9.6 Marketing

        $99.00

      7. 9.7 Distribution

        $82.00

      8. 9.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $110.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

        $5,132.00

        1. 9.9.1 Amcor Limited

          $142.00

        2. 9.9.2 Ball Corporation

          $119.00

        3. 9.9.3 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $159.00

        4. 9.9.4 Caraustar Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        5. 9.9.5 Cargill Incorporated

          $84.00

        6. 9.9.6 Cereplast Incorporated

          $134.00

        7. 9.9.7 Clear Lam Packaging Incorporated

          $110.00

        8. 9.9.8 Coextruded Plastic Technologies Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 9.9.9 Consolidated Container Company LLC

          $82.00

        10. 9.9.10 Crown Holdings Incorporated

          $122.00

        11. 9.9.11 D&W Fine Pack

          $82.00

        12. 9.9.12 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $89.00

        13. 9.9.13 Ecovative Design LLC

          $82.00

        14. 9.9.14 Fabri-Kal Corporation

          $82.00

        15. 9.9.15 Graham Packaging Company Incorporated

          $175.00

        16. 9.9.16 Graphic Packaging Holding Company

          $127.00

        17. 9.9.17 Greif Incorporated

          $293.00

        18. 9.9.18 Huhtamaki Oyj

          $82.00

        19. 9.9.19 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $179.00

        20. 9.9.20 Innovia Films Limited

          $88.00

        21. 9.9.21 International Paper Company

          $193.00

        22. 9.9.22 Klöckner Pentaplast Group

          $102.00

        23. 9.9.23 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $138.00

        24. 9.9.24 KW Plastics

          $82.00

        25. 9.9.25 MAUSER AG

          $158.00

        26. 9.9.26 MeadWestvaco Corporation

          $151.00

        27. 9.9.27 Menasha Corporation

          $141.00

        28. 9.9.28 Metabolix Incorporated

          $82.00

        29. 9.9.29 Myers Industries Incorporated

          $115.00

        30. 9.9.30 Owens-Illinois Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        31. 9.9.31 Packaging Dynamics Corporation

          $82.00

        32. 9.9.32 Placon Corporation

          $82.00

        33. 9.9.33 Plastic Suppliers Incorporated

          $82.00

        34. 9.9.34 Plastipak Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 9.9.35 Pregis Corporation

          $196.00

        36. 9.9.36 Printpack Incorporated

          $82.00

        37. 9.9.37 Rexam plc

          $88.00

        38. 9.9.38 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $336.00

        39. 9.9.39 Rock-Tenn Company

          $178.00

        40. 9.9.40 Saint-Gobain

          $82.00

        41. 9.9.41 SCHÜTZ GmbH & Company KGaA

          $82.00

        42. 9.9.42 Sealed Air Corporation

          $235.00

        43. 9.9.43 Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation

          $123.00

        44. 9.9.44 Solo Cup Company

          $89.00

        45. 9.9.45 Sonoco Products Company

          $215.00

        46. 9.9.46 Temple-Inland Incorporated

          $92.00

        47. 9.9.47 Tetra Laval International SA

          $82.00

        48. 9.9.48 Visy Pty Limited

          $117.00

      10. 9.10 Additional Companies in Green Packaging

        $128.00

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