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Regulations on Single-Use Plastic Packaging by Country

DUBLIN, April 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Single-Use Plastic Packaging Regulations" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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This study analyzes single-use plastics, which are used for foodservice and other applications. These items are designed to be used once and then disposed of, either as trash or recycling. Disposal often depends on the type of resin and local recycling capabilities.

Single-use plastics include the following:

  • Straws
  • Stirrers
  • Beverage and portion cups
  • Lids
  • Retail bags
  • Produce and bakery bags
  • Takeout containers (clamshells, two-piece, rigid plastic, and plastic foam)
  • Cutlery
  • Food wrap
  • Beverage carrier rings

Single-use plastics may be made of a variety of plastics including:

  • Co-extruded plastics
  • Polypropylene
  • Molded or foamed polystyrene
  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE)
  • Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  • Recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET)

Market segments include foodservice and other retail, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Big-box stores
  • Convenience stores
  • Department stores
  • Discount stores
  • Drug stores
  • Gas stations
  • Grocery stores
  • Liquor stores
  • Outlet stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Quick service dining establishments
  • Restaurants
  • Specialty shops and stores
  • Supermarket

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. What Are Single-Use Plastics?

  • Scope & Definition
  • Straws
  • Stirrers
  • Beverage & Portion Cups
  • Lids
  • Retail Bags
  • Produce & Bakery Bags
  • Takeout Containers
  • Clamshells & Two-Piece Containers
  • Rigid Plastic
  • Plastic Foam
  • Food Wrap
  • Cutlery
  • Beverage Carrier Rings

3. Pros & Cons of Single-Use Plastics

  • Issues with Single-Use Plastics
  • Litter & Microplastics
  • Landfill & Incineration
  • Lack of Recycling & Use of Non-Renewable Resources
  • Benefits of Single-Use Plastics
  • Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics
  • Reusable Plastics
  • Paper
  • Wood & Metal
  • Natural Fibers
  • Molded Pulp

4. Regulations

  • Bans & Fees
  • Preemptions
  • The Success & Unintended Consequences of Bans

5. North America

  • United States
  • United States: Single-Use Bag Regulations
  • United States: Foamed Plastic Foodservice Container Regulations
  • United States: Plastic Straw Regulations
  • Canada
  • Mexico

6. Europe

  • European Union
  • Non-European Union

7. Other Regions

  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Asia/Pacific
  • Central & South America

8. Appendix

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/51msdn

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