PLASTICS Industry Association Releases 2024 Bioplastics Market Watch Report at NPE2024: The Plastics Show

Washington D.C.— The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) released its 2024 Bioplastics Market Watch Report today during an education session at NPE2024: The Plastics Show which runs from May 6-10th in Orlando, Florida and attracts thousands of attendees from around the globe.

“Bioplastics manufacturing is growing and consumers’ familiarity with bioplastics has increased, based on PLASTICS consumer survey,” said PLASTICS’ Chief Economist Dr. Perc Pineda. “Overall, the outlook for this industry is positive.”

Among the highlights found in the 2024 Bioplastics Market Watch Report:

  • Bioplastics manufacturing revenue is now projected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 1.9% to reach $1.2 billion by 2028. The size of the U.S. bioplastics market will continue to vary depending on the different metrics used to quantify it. Nevertheless, the production capacity of bioplastics in North America, predominantly concentrated in the U.S., is estimated to account for 18.7% of the global production capacity.
  • Although consumer perceptions of bioplastics continue to evolve, familiarity with bioplastics has increased significantly over a five-year period. In last year’s survey, 68% of consumers expressed a net familiar response, with just 14% indicating unfamiliarity. This marks a notable shift from the 2018 survey, where the net familiarity was 63%, with 31% indicating unfamiliarity.
  • Competition within bioplastics manufacturing is expected to increase within and outside U.S. borders, driven by new materials development and new applications.

The full PLASTICS’ 2024 Bioplastics Market Watch Report can be downloaded here.

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, including Equipment Suppliers, Material Suppliers, Processors, and Recyclers, representing over one million workers in our $548 billion U.S. industry. PLASTICS advances the priorities of our members who are dedicated to investing in technologies that improve capabilities and advances in recycling and sustainability and providing essential products that allow for the protection and safety of our lives. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members, and the seventh largest U.S. manufacturing industry, more globally competitive while supporting circularity through educational initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, convening opportunities and policy advocacy, including the largest plastics trade show in the Americas, NPE2024: The Plastics Show.