U.S. biodegradable plastic market value forecast by type 2020-2025

Starch based biodegradable plastics are forecast to have a market value amounting to approximately 744 million U.S. dollars in 2025. Biodegradable plastics are projected to help mitigate the environmental issues associated with conventional, single-use plastics, though biodegradable plastics have a few shortcomings as well. The leading end-use sector of biodegradable plastics is packaging, both flexible and rigid.

Forecast market value of biodegradable plastics in the United States from 2020 to 2025, by type

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Release date

October 2019


United States

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