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2022-07-30
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The paper straw is mocked by the hot search for plastic restriction. Can the plastic reduction be happy with the upgrade

release date: Source: People's client

shopping in the supermarket, 2 Mao to 1 shopping bag, will you buy it

on the first day of this year, the opinions on Further Strengthening the control of plastic pollution issued by the national development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of ecological environment officially took effect nationwide. From the perspective of consumers, the intuitive feeling is that the price of shopping bags has risen. Recently, it is known from the data mechanics that the plastic straw, which accounts for a small proportion of plastic products but is used very frequently, has almost disappeared in the first and second tier cities, leaving milk tea and coffee lovers a little confused

according to the new regulations on plastic prohibition, plastic tableware, disposable plastic articles for hotels, adhesive tapes, which were once widely used, will face the "Prohibition" order

"the most stringent plastic restriction" is really coming. Are you ready

from the end of last year to February this year, the alliance of consumer protection committees in the Yangtze River Delta found that consumers have a very high awareness and support for the "prohibition and restriction of plastics", reaching more than 90%. In shopping malls, supermarkets, large restaurants and takeout areas, the implementation rate of the new regulations on plastic prohibition and restriction has reached more than 70%. The pull of consumer demand has also brought about rapid growth on the supply side. Many plastic production enterprises have transformed more than 90% of their production capacity into paper bags or degradable plastic bags

dajiangdong studio found that the implementation of the "prohibition and restriction of plastics" also brought some roast: "paper straws taste like wax". Environmentally friendly shopping bags are not suitable for business people. Catering enterprises are facing increased costs, and the degradable standards are not unified...

it seems that the "most stringent restriction of plastics" is not as simple as a "restriction"

consumers: the concept of green consumption is being transformed into action

lusiqi, who works in Lujiazui, often suffers from choice difficulties when shopping: which pair of jeans should I choose when the price, version and logistics are close

"(pants) adopt a professional closed system, which can recover 98% of the manufacturing water; use the hot gas recovered by the factory machine to dry naturally." Such product description made her choose this environment-friendly jeans without hesitation

"regeneration" and "recycling" are becoming new selling points. In fact, the concept of environmental protection is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, and most young people are willing to pay a little more for the efforts of enterprises and businesses

since 2008, China has implemented the "plastic restriction order". In 2020, the new regulations on prohibition and restriction of plastics will be issued, and the use of plastic products will be greatly reduced step by step in 2020, 2022 and 2025. The plastic restriction order has been continuously upgraded, and the results are obvious to all: restaurants stop using plastic tableware; The hotel does not take the initiative to provide one-time "six small pieces"; Vegetable baskets and environmental protection bags are back in the hands of the public... The whole society has formed a conscious consciousness in production, sales and use, and "plastic limit" is gradually becoming a social consensus

"research 10 years ago showed that consumers at that time had a green consumption concept, but they were separated from the actual consumption choices." Tangjiansheng, Deputy Secretary General of the Shanghai Consumer Protection Commission, said: "however, in recent years, the relationship between the two has become closer and closer, and many environmental protection products are favored by consumers."

after the implementation of the new regulations on plastic prohibition and restriction for more than two months, it is inevitable that some problems will affect the equipment's failure to reach the rated load during operation. Facing the problems directly and making efforts to resolve them is a practical guarantee for the sustainability of plastic limit

the investigation of Shanghai Consumer Protection Commission found that the carrying rate and reuse rate of environmental protection shopping bags among office workers and young people are not high because they are "too ugly". Among consumers in the Yangtze River Delta, office workers account for a large proportion, with a fast pace of life. Almost all of them shop on the way to and from work. The investigation team of Shanghai Consumer Protection Commission once observed in supermarkets and vegetable markets near Lujiazui. The proportion of white-collar workers carrying their own environmental protection shopping bags is very small. "Environmental protection shopping bags don't match what I wear today", "they are not suitable for business occasions", "they are too large to be packed after folding"...

the appearance of environmental protection shopping bags has become a hard injury. Even if the price of shopping bags has risen from 20 cents to 1, or even 2 cents, and the materials have changed from plastic to stronger non-woven fabrics, many people who are not sensitive to the price are still willing to pay for it, but once used, they will be used as garbage bags and will not be reused

in January this year, the paper straw was also derided as a hot search. "Drinking milk tea with a paper straw, I feel like I'm chewing toilet paper." On the social networking site, many friends have joined the major milk tea brands, strongly demanding to improve the "taste" of the straw. How to improve the use experience of alternative products and let the partners happily reduce plastic has become a common topic for the whole industry chain

catering enterprises: the purchase expenditure of straw has tripled

Dongmei is a milk tea lover. Last year, it was found that large catering enterprises in Shanghai began to lay out biodegradable materials. Both are degradable straw, but the material, thickness and durability are different. Naturally, the cost gap is behind it. A new tea company with a unit price of 30 cups per customer is "very willing to spend money" on purchasing biodegradable straw to ensure the taste of drinking. The cost of the new straw is three times that of the original plastic straw. Some enterprises simply use the plastic cup cover with a straight drinking port to directly skip the straw link

some small milk tea coffee shops are not so rich. Dongmei comes to Chang 6 Overall dimension (length × wide × Height) 750 × four hundred × 1000 (mm) a niche coffee shop on Yuyuan Road, Ning District. In the second half of last year, the Commerce Commission of Changning District issued a notice to the stores, requiring that non degradable disposable plastic straws be banned in the stores after the end of this year. "At the end of last year, the store tried paper straws for a period of time. In winter, most of the products sold in the store are hot drinks. After a while, the paper straws became soft, and many consumers complained." The shopkeeper said, "a batch of plastic straws purchased before are completely useless. The new straws are a lot of expenses, and the operating costs are soaring." Recently, the shopkeeper contacted the supplier and later adopted polylactic acid (PLA) straw. The experience is similar to that of plastic straw, which is biodegradable, but the cost is higher than that of paper straw, which is three times that of plastic straw

polylactic acid (PLA) is a kind of biodegradable plastic, which is generally made from corn, cassava and other plants through microbial fermentation. PLA straw is waterproof, high-strength and easy to degrade. It is much better to drink milk tea, but the price of raw materials remains high, and the cost is higher than that of paper straw. Therefore, at present, the replacement of plastic straw in the market, as the prosperity of new energy vehicles at home and abroad continues to rise, paper straw accounts for a larger share

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according to statistics, in 2020, the per capita use of plastic straws in China exceeded 30, while the output of plastic straws accounted for only 0.036% of the total output of plastic products in China. Liu Bo, deputy director general of Shanghai New Consumption Research Center, believes that the attention and frequency of use of plastic straws are relatively high. Banning plastic straws has an obvious market education effect on consumers and enterprises

plastic product manufacturers: 90% of the production capacity was converted to degradable products

for half a year, jiaoguofeng, head of the quality department of Shanghai Leyi plastic products Co., Ltd., finally got the degradable test report of a product of the company. "The introduction of the new regulations on prohibition and restriction of plastics and the adjustment of the production line are almost the relationship between front and rear feet." Jiaoguofeng said that since last June, orders for degradable plastic products have increased significantly, and the company has purchased new machines and raw materials. Unexpectedly, when a large amount of production capacity turned to biodegradable plastic products, the detection became a blocking point

shiliujie, engineer of Shanghai Institute of quality supervision and inspection technology, introduced that the formal testing of biodegradable plastics usually takes months and is expensive

"there is a long queue of qualified testing institutions in Shanghai. It takes three months to arrive. Plus the six months spent on testing, it takes almost one year for a product to get the certificate. Later, we took it directly to Beijing for testing, where the queue has not yet started." Jiaoguofeng mentioned that there are also rapid detection methods, such as infrared irradiation, to prove whether the product contains degradable components. However, shiliujie believes that this method can only detect the components of plastic products, but it is not necessarily related to whether the plastic is really degradable

it is predicted that the demand for degradable plastics in the global packaging market will reach 9.45 million tons in 2023, with an average annual compound growth rate of 33%. In the coming years, degradable products will quickly occupy the market. Jiaoguofeng's company has shifted one third of its production capacity to biodegradable products. According to insiders, in the Yangtze River Delta, a large number of plastic products companies have spent almost 90% of their production capacity to produce degradable products

due to strong demand, the supply of raw materials PBAT and PLA is in short supply, and the price rise is accelerating, which also drives the capacity expansion and production increase of upstream enterprises

degradable plastics can be divided into biodegradation, photodegradation, thermooxidative degradation, compostable degradation, etc. The applicable standard, production process and cost of each type are different, and the degree of degradation is also very different. Although the products with high degradation degree should be preferred in theory, in the market competition, the products with different degradation degrees are all "degradable plastic bags", and the cost and price become the most important competitive factors. Analysts believe that in the market of degradable products, there may be a situation that "bad money drives out good money"

in addition, the technical specifications related to the new regulations on plastic prohibition and restriction are numerous, including 9 national standards and many local standards. There are more than a dozen "degradable" signs for identification. The survey shows that although more than 90% of the respondents in the Yangtze River Delta know about the "prohibition and restriction of plastics", less than 2.5% of the respondents are completely correct about the basic knowledge of the new regulations on prohibition and restriction of plastics

tangjiansheng believes that the replacement of plastic packaging needs multi-party cooperation, including more detailed national policies and tax support, to ensure that the enterprises that take the lead in adopting environmental protection packaging will not be instantly eliminated by market competition due to higher costs. At the same time, more practical measures are needed to provide consumers with the most convenient feeling of plastic restriction and imperceptibly accept the awareness of environmental protection

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