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Why Has Half of Hong Kong's Entertainment Industry Come Out To Promote Plastic Reduction?

Author: Alex     Publish Time: 2024-02-20      Origin: Alex

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The film was shot by the famous photographer Xia Yongkang, and Lin Haifeng was invited as the narrator to raise people's environmental awareness with his voice. The theme of the film is "plastic", and each artist shoots different plastic products, such as plastic cups, plastic bottles, plastic bags, plastic tableware, etc. These are all plastic products that people often come into contact with in their daily lives.


The film reveals the unbearable weight of our planet through a series of rhetorical questions, actively calling on us to stop plastic behavior. Endless waste, see? Walking on the beach, you think you will see leisurely turtles, clear waters, and green coconut palms. The waves wash away with plastic slippers, mineral water bottles, and production molds. We live on a plastic planet.


According to the United Nations Environment Programme, plastic waste pollution is one of the world's major environmental problems, generating about 300 million tons of plastic waste every year, of which more than 8 million tons enter the ocean, equivalent to dumping a garbage truck full of plastic into the sea every minute, causing losses to marine ecosystems up to 8 billion dollars per year. The rise and fall of plastic has only happened in three or four decades. According to the United Nations, 127 countries around the world have implemented comprehensive "plastic bans" or taxes specifically targeting plastics.


Bangladesh was the first country in the world to implement a total ban on plastic bags, enacting laws as early as 2002 to protect sewage treatment systems and avoid potential flooding. Since then, similar laws have been enacted in China, Israel, South Africa, the Netherlands, Rwanda, Mauritania, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu, Albania and Georgia. Some countries are experimenting with mandatory minimum charges or a voluntary phase-out of single-use plastic bags, with a mandatory 5p charge per bag. Australia's two largest supermarket chains have stopped distributing free plastic bags since last year, and the "ban" measures are tougher on the heavily polluted African continent. The US "National Geographic magazine reported that in Kenya, which is considered to be the world's strictest plastic restriction order to date, manufacturers, importers, distributors, and customers who use plastic products illegally will face fines of up to $ 40,000 or four years in prison. The Queen also expressed her strong determination to ban plastic straws and plastic bottles on all royal sites. According to the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Kamenu Villa, the one-time plastic ban passed this time will solve 70% of the European Union's marine plastic waste problem. If environmental hazards are not prevented, it will cost €22 billion in environmental governance by 2030. Driven by plastic bans around the world, we look forward to a greener planet in the future, where marine life no longer has to worry about whether its food contains plastic.


Some people may wonder how to shop and throw away trash without plastic bags in their lives. Traditional bamboo baskets, environmentally friendly woven bags, etc. can be used as shopping bags. Environmental protection expert Tang Beijia's shopping method can be used without using plastic bags for one purchase. There are also many alternative ways to throw away garbage. First of all, dry garbage can be thrown directly into the trash can. Food waste is the place that produces the most wet garbage, but as long as you do a good job of disposing of food waste, it will not produce wet garbage. Like food packaging bags, online shopping express packaging, etc., it can also be saved to hold wet garbage. Although it may cause us some inconvenience now, it is a good thing in the long run, and it is essential for our environment and society.


Why turn a blind eye when we have a choice, and when we have a choice, why not choose what's best for the planet?

We can make a difference—one disposable tableware at a time.


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