Global Edible Cutlery Market: Overview
One significant problem with the use of plastic is that it often takes hundreds of years to break down once discarded, leading to huge problems of waste management while posing a danger to wildlife and the environment. In contrast, biodegradable products use alternate materials and specific chemical reactions to break down once exposed to the environment. But being biodegradable does not mean they are safe for the environment in all aspects. Edible cutlery plays a key role in minimizing packaging material wastage from a sustainable materials perspective. Furthermore, several materials like wheat bran, rice bran, sorghum, corn, etc. are being used for manufacturing edible cutlery.
Manufacturers of edible cutlery can take seek this as an opportunity to invest in the edible cutlery market. They are emphasizing on solutions, such as edible cutlery, that can eliminate waste. This edible cutlery is manufactured from various grains, rice, wheat and flavors and other edible condiments so that consumers can directly consume them.
Therefore, edible cutlery creates 0% waste and since no waste is generated, the issue of waste disposal is entirely eliminated. This is a prominent factor fueling the demand for edible cutlery globally. Edible cutlery can be either eaten or decomposed. The advantage of using edible cutlery is that even if it is disposed in a pit, it decomposes with a week or less.
Global Edible Cutlery Market: Dynamics
Packaging manufacturers are looking to develop alternatives that can reduce the carbon footprint. Edible cutlery goes well with the current consumer trend for solutions with an appealing appearance. Edible cutlery is manufactured in a variety of colors and flavors, which has been driving the edible cutlery market. Growing end-user preference for edible cutlery over conventional formats is driving the demand for this product. In addition, the increasing number of government initiatives and efforts for sustainability are also expected to boost the demand for edible cutlery in the coming years.
Despite having a positive outlook, the global edible cutlery market might face several hurdles in terms of transportation and handling. The cost associated with edible cutlery may also restrain the growth of the edible cutlery market.
Global Edible Cutlery Market: Segmentation
The global edible cutlery market has been segmented on the basis of product type, material type, flavour, end use and sales channel.
On the basis of product type, the global edible cutlery market has been segmented as:
On the basis of material type, the global edible cutlery market has been segmented as:
- Wheat Bran
- Rice Bran
On the basis of flavour, the global edible cutlery market has been segmented as:
On the basis of end use, the global edible cutlery market has been segmented as:
- Food Service Outlets
- Restaurants & Cafes
- Quick Service Restaurants
- Institutional Food Service
- Airline & Railway Catering
- Schools and Offices
- Household Use
On the basis of sales channel, the global edible cutlery market has been segmented as:
- Manufacturers (Direct Sales)
- Convenience Stores
- Speciality Stores
Global Edible Cutlery Market: Regional Outlook
Non-degradable waste is key matter of concern across the globe. Thus, the edible cutlery market is projected to register a healthy CAGR as edible cutlery is an environment-friendly alternative to disposable plates, bowls and other cutlery.
Global Edible Cutlery Market: Market Participants
Examples of some of the market participants identified across the value chain of the edible cutlery market are:
- Eco Design Thinking
- Mede Cutlery Company
- Kuwaiti Danish Dairy Company (KDDC) India
- Tate & Lyle Plc
- Eclery Foods LLP
Global Edible Cutlery Market: Key Developments
- Mede Cutlery Company manufactures edible cutlery in attractive colors with new flavors of purple potato, sesame, and corn.