Release time：2023-10-13 Number of views: 38
A recent study found that the amount of plastic waste that is expected to pollute the environment will still reach 710 million tons by 2040, which would be 1.5 times the land area of the United Kingdom if all the plastic were flattened out. The damage caused by plastic pollution to the environment is self-evident, and reducing plastic use is urgent.
On August 26, the Yunnan Provincial Development and Reform Commission and the Yunnan Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment jointly issued the "Implementation Plan for Further Strengthening plastic pollution control in Yunnan Province". "Implementation Plan" clearly, non-degradable plastic bags, disposable plastic tableware, hotels, hotel disposable plastic supplies, express plastic packaging, e-commerce channels plastic packaging is listed as prohibited, limited use of plastic products, clear the specific prohibited, limited use of the scope and period. Call for the promotion of alternatives.
A similar ban was issued recently in Guangdong. According to the notice issued by the official website of the Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform Commission, shopping malls, supermarkets, pharmacies, bookstores and other places in the built-up areas of Guangzhou and Shenzhen, as well as food packaging and takeout services and various exhibition activities, the use of non-degradable plastic bags is prohibited, and the use of non-degradable plastic bags is regulated and restricted in market markets. By the end of 2022, postal express outlets across the province will prohibit the use of non-degradable plastic bags. The Opinions will come into effect on September 1, 2020 and will be valid for five years.
The global biodegradable plastics market is welcoming new opportunities
With the global and China's plastic restriction and even plastic ban policy gradually landing, the degradable plastics market is expected to open, more than ten times the space, is expected to reach 10 million tons of market.
According to the latest data released by the European Bioplastics Association in September 2019, as of September 2019, the annual production capacity of bioplastics in the world was 2.114 million tons, of which biodegradable plastics (including PBAT, PBS, PLA, PHA, starch-based degradable plastics and other biodegradable plastics) accounted for 55.5%, or 1.174 million tons. According to the European Bioplastics Association forecast data, by 2024, the global annual production capacity of biodegradable plastics will reach 1.334 million tons, with a compound annual growth rate of 2.7%.