GLG Tracker: Bioplastics Market Overview II

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SURVEY DETAILS

TARGET POPULATION

The GLG Surveys team interviewed 70 senior executives working across a broad range of industries who are currently using/converting bioplastics across the US and Europe. This is the second iteration of this project, following the first wave in April 2021.

What will you learn from this survey?

  • The expert respondents discussed the latest trends in the bioplastics market and impact of COVID-19 on their businesses following the first iteration of this topic in April 2021.
  • The survey also gathered insights about the future bioplastics demand and budget allocation.
  • Lastly, the experts shared their views on the interaction with various bioplastic producers such as Total-Corbion, NatureWorks, BASF, Biotec and Novamont.

Examples of findings:

  • Respondents evaluated the rationale behind why they are using bioplastics, which 35% selected is due to end customer/consumer pressure, followed by 22% selecting carbon footprint reduction.
  • Bioplastics are taking a higher percentage of the total plastic usage compared to the previous iteration in April, rising slightly to 57% up from 50%.
  • Furthermore, forecasts have risen for bioplastics usage in the next three years, with 90% selecting they expect usage to increase, rising from 83%.

DELIVERABLES

The GLG Surveys team drafted the questionnaire with the support of GLG Network Member, Peter Clydesdale, former Chief Commercial Officer/ co-CEO at NatureWorks LLC.

  • 1 x Individual responses (“raw data”) in Excel.
  • 1 x PPT report with aggregated data.
  • Executive summary with key takeaways and highlights from the raw data.

SAMPLE QUESTIONS

  • Have you seen an increase in bioplastic resin prices over the last 3 years?
  • How did you become aware of bioplastics or bioplastic-related conversion opportunities?
  • What type of interaction did you have with the following bioplastic producer(s)?
  • Can your firm recycle bioplastic waste internally?
  • Which of the following is most important when it comes to bio-degradability for your bioplastic products?
  • How important is feedstock selection (e.g. sugar, corn, cellulose, organic waste, methane) in your bioplastics usage?
  • How much more are you willing to pay for the following feedstocks?
  • Do you think global supply chain issues and / or shifting trade flow patterns will challenge growth opportunities for bioplastic resin suppliers over this same time period?

ACCESS

This survey is available to subscribers of the Energy and Industrials (EI) sector (Limited subscriptions and above). This offer includes the raw data file and a high-level presentation through PowerPoint. Please contact your GLG representative for details on your firm’s access.

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