What are the results of the 10-year plastic limit order? And the inspiration for the skin-packaging film industry? Beginning on June 1, 2008, the National Plastics Restriction Order began to promote the prohibition of the production and sale of plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than 0.025MM. Since then, all retail stores, such as shopping malls and markets, have adopted a system of single-use plastic shopping bags, and plastic shopping bags cannot be provided for free. For ten years, supermarkets and shopping malls have implemented strictly in accordance with relevant regulations, but on some farms, roadside shops will provide free plastic bags. With the rise of the takeaway and express delivery industries, the use of plastic bags is also increasing. What is the impact of the plastic limit order and the skin-packing film industry? How the skin-packaging film industry should upgrade itself and innovate in new materials is worth pondering deeply.
Plastic bags for new big customers
Data show that from 2008 to 2016, major retail stores in China saved about 70 billion plastic shopping bags, or about 8.75 billion per year. Express packaging and plastic boxes, more and more, have become a new issue.
According to statistics, in 2016, the express delivery industry nationwide consumed about 14.7 billion plastic bags, and China's three major takeaway platforms consumed 7.3 billion plastic bags per year, a number far exceeding the annual savings of plastic shopping bags. We also communicate with some courier. In general, courier companies use an average of 50 to 100 bags per day. Due to the regional contracting method adopted by the express delivery industry, each express company has a certain degree of autonomy. Some courier may use their own company's environmentally friendly bags, but some also buy their own plastic bags.
Supermarket strictly enforced, vegetable farmers use it free of charge
Data show that from June 2008 to 2016, the use of plastic bags in shopping malls and hypermarkets across the country has generally decreased by more than 2/3, and the cumulative plastic shopping bags have decreased by about 1.4 million tons. However, most citizens of the farmers' market do not have the habit of carrying a large bag of vegetables. Therefore, when buying vegetables, generally, when traders tend to provide free plastic bags, plastic bags are purchased by suppliers. There is no such demand in the general market of using plastic bags for the production of mixed new materials, and the cost is relatively low, usually one more pound per bag of plastic bags, 15 yuan, 10 yuan, the cost is not high and easy to use. There are also some relatively standardized agricultural markets, where bags are uniformly purchased, and environmentally friendly and degradable bags offer a price of about 24 yuan. At present, the scope of the plastic limit order does not cover the skin-packaging film industry. But as a special packaging material for skin packaging, we should consider the environmental protection and biodegradability of packaging materials.
In addition to express delivery, takeaway is also an unmanaged area. The relevant person in charge of the takeaway platform interviewed by the reporter said that they believe that enterprises use recyclable or degradable plastic products, but have no right to force them.
The new version of plastic limit order is in the process of modification and improvement
Since the release of the Plastic Restriction Order, our intuitive feeling is that the role is weakening, and plastic bags have facilitated people's lives, so a total ban on talking is not the ideal way out. In life, most people don't care about the outcome of plastic bags. Plastic restrictions have been in place for a decade. At that time, plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than 0.025MM were prohibited in production and sales. Now, ultra-thin plastic bags are hard to see. From this perspective, the plastic limit has a certain positive significance. In the past ten years, with the development and change of society, takeaway and express delivery have become the "gathering place" for plastic bags. At present, relevant levels of the national government have paid attention to this issue, and put the research and improvement of the plastics policy and regulation system on the agenda. But simply from a policy perspective, it cannot solve the fundamental problem. It also requires citizens to cultivate their own environmental awareness and awareness of reducing the use of plastic products. Due to the limitation of petroleum resources and non-renewable resources, the skin-packaging film industry should develop innovative and more environmental-friendly and cleaner skin-packaging films in a spirit of innovation.
The truth is understood, how to follow the law
The realization of the plastic limit actually suppresses white pollution, but it is not an obvious after-effect. Even in supermarkets that strictly enforce plastic restrictions, plastic bags for bulk food can be carried at will. Not to mention roadside shops, or a large number of courier bags, takeaway packaging and more. Because the consumption habits are difficult to change, then in the front-end production, back-end recycling, etc., violations of plastic restrictions, the corresponding punishment must keep up, and this problem must be solved in terms of legislation, systems and concepts! In fact, the problem of plastic waste is not only a common phenomenon in China, but also in other countries. In 2015, for the first time, 28 EU countries agreed to reduce the use of thin plastic bags. This year, the EU proposal will pass legislation to further expand the breadth of the "plastic restrictions" and will ban plastic products such as plastic tableware.
The good news is that in July of this year, the "Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Wastes (Revised Draft) (Draft for Comment)" sought public comments on the production, sale, and use of plastics including plastic bags. Recovery is expected to be achieved according to law.
Improving relevant laws and regulations will strongly promote the development of biodegradable plastics and recycled materials industries and technologies. Guangdong Fengyuan Packaging is one of the major manufacturers of skin-packaging film industry, with strong technical force, complete product range, strong new product research and development capabilities, and the ability to develop new body-packaging film varieties that are more in line with environmental protection concepts.