Food Service Disposable Market Size Worth $99.55 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 5.3%

Food Service Disposable Market Size Worth $99.55 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 5.3%

The global food service disposable market size is expected to reach USD 99.55 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report Food Service Disposable Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Packaging (Rigid and Flexible); By Material; By Application; End Use; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.  

Foodservice disposables are items designed for single-use that are either recycled or disposed of as solid waste. These products are primarily crafted from materials such as paper, plastic foams, and other similar materials. They are utilized for serving and transporting food from one location to another, encompassing a variety of items such as plates, containers, cups, trays, bowls, and hinged or lidded containers.

The industry's growth is anticipated to be favored over the forecast period by the increasing number of dual-income families and evolving lifestyles and eating habits. Additionally, the rising demand for convenient access to affordable food is a key driver of this growth. Online delivery services offer various benefits, such as substantial discounts, rewards, and cashback offers, along with doorstep delivery and multiple payment options. Moreover, food service providers are establishing large warehouses to store fresh produce, thereby ensuring the availability of high-quality food and promoting the adoption of online delivery services.

The emergence of virtual restaurants and delivery-only kitchens presents significant growth opportunities for the industry. Furthermore, infrastructural advancements in emerging economies enable vendors to expand their restaurant partner and delivery networks across different cities. Integration of IoT technology allows users to order food online through voice commands, further streamlining the delivery process and contributing to industry growth.

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The rising number of cloud kitchens is anticipated to propel the online food ordering trend further, driving industry growth. Similar to drone delivery, autonomous delivery robots are poised to deliver food items shortly. Food delivery companies are investing in these technologies to ensure quick and contactless deliveries.

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Food Service Disposable Market Report Highlights

  • In 2023, the online delivery segment accounted for the largest revenue share in the food service disposable market. Online food delivery services rely heavily on disposable packaging to ensure that food remains fresh, hot and well-presented during transportation. This has contributed to increased demand for disposable containers.
  • The rigid segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Rigid packaging offers superior protection and durability compared to flexible packaging options. It provides enhanced resistance to damage during transportation and storage, ensuring that food items remain intact and fresh until they reach the consumer.
  • In 2023, Asia Pacific dominated the largest market share. As the adult population grows, there is a shift in lifestyles, with many adults due busy lives and having limited time for meal preparation. This leads to an increased reliance on convenient food options, including takeout and delivery services, which often utilize food service disposables for packaging.
  • North America is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the food service disposable market. There has been a cultural shift towards convenience and on-the-go consumption, driven by factors such as hectic schedules and increased urbanization. This trend further contributes to the growing market for food service disposables, as consumers seek convenient options for enjoying meals outside of the home.
  • The global key market players Airlite Plastics, Amcor, Anchor Packaging Inc, Berry Global Inc, Biotrem, Dart Container Corporation, Huhtamaki, Inteplast Group, Novolex, Saval Foodservice, and more.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the food service disposable market report based on product type, mode of transport, and region

Food Service Disposable, Packaging Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Rigid
    • Plates
    • Cups & Glasses
    • Trays & Containers
    • Bowls & Tubs
    • Mugs & Saucers
    • Lids
    • Others
  • Flexible
    • Wraps & Films
    • Others

Food Service Disposable, Material Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Plastic
  • PP
  • PE
  • PS
  • PVC
  • Others
  • Paper & Paperboard
  • Aluminum
  • Bagasse
  • Polylactic Acid

Food Service Disposable, Application Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Food Service
  • Full Service
  • Quick Service
  • Others
  • Online Delivery

Food Service Disposable, End Use Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Restaurants/Cafes
  • Catering Services
  • Retail Stores
  • Lodging and Hospitality, Sports and Other Recreational

Food Service Disposable, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Food Service Disposable Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 65.96 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 99.55 billion


5.3% from 2024–2032

Base year


Historical data

2019– 2022

Forecast period

2024– 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By Packaging, By Material, By Application, By End Use, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


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