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biodegradable disposable cups and plates kick off the production race

Author: ecocuplids     Publish Time: 2023-04-20      Origin: ecocuplids

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Under the policy trend, the production capacity race of biodegradable disposable cups and plates is kicking off.


In early 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment jointly issued the "Opinions on Further Strengthening the Control of Plastic Pollution" (hereinafter referred to as the "Opinions"). This upgraded version of the plastic restriction order is also known as the "strictest plastic restriction order". The "Opinions" require that the management system for the production, circulation, consumption and recycling of plastic products should be improved, and the use of non-degradable materials should be gradually banned and restricted. Subsequently, various provinces and cities have successively issued local policies to control plastic pollution around the main goals required by the central government. Unconsciously, large supermarkets began to provide customers with non-woven bags and degradable plastic bags, and decomposable and classified shopping bags can be seen everywhere in street food markets. Some companies also say that plastic lunch boxes have been replaced by degradable tableware. In addition, China is the world's largest food and beverage consumer. The promotion of biodegradable disposable cups and plates is an important starting point to achieve the "two-carbon" goal. Some people in the industry said that the central ministries and commissions have issued a series of policy support, and 2022 may be the first year of biodegradable disposable cups and plates in China. With the development of the national economy and the improvement of national awareness of environmental protection, both policy and consumer psychology are undergoing quiet changes. Low carbon and environmental protection are trends that cannot be ignored in the plastics industry.

In the past 20 years, China has continuously deepened its governance of traditional plastics and encouraged the use of biodegradable disposable cups and plates. As early as 1999, my country has realized the harm of non-degradable tableware, and issued the first policy on restricting non-degradable tableware, stipulating that the production and use of disposable foam plastic tableware will be completely banned before the end of 2000. After that, my country has gradually introduced one policy bill after another to restrict non-degradable materials, and gradually developed from "plastic restriction" to "plastic ban", plastic ban will become the ultimate goal of long-term plastic governance. Therefore, it is foreseeable that the rise in demand for biodegradable disposable cups and plates will be a long-term process.


Local governments have actively responded to the government's call and have successively issued policies to encourage the use of biodegradable disposable cups and plates. Local governments responded positively to the ban on plastics and issued corresponding local policies to control non-degradable materials. Various governance policies cover industries that require plastic products, including catering, takeaway, wholesale and retail, express delivery, accommodation, agriculture, etc., and stipulate the completion process of plastic restriction according to the time node. If you want to replace the catering lunch box with a degradable lunch box, such as: bagasse, corn starch, PLA, etc.

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