Beijing take-out banned non-degradable plastic bags in the future take-out with what?

Release time:2023-10-14 Number of views: 131

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Economic Daily - China Economic Net Beijing, April 8 (reporter Liu Xiaoxiao Shilan) yesterday, the Beijing Municipal Market Supervision Bureau issued the "detailed explanation of Beijing plastic pollution control work" (hereinafter referred to as the "detailed explanation"), since July 1, 2021, Beijing catering

Economic Daily - China Economic Net Beijing, April 8 (reporter Liu Xiaoxiao Shilan) yesterday, the Beijing Municipal Market Supervision Bureau issued the "detailed explanation of Beijing's plastic pollution control work" (hereinafter referred to as the "detailed explanation"), since July 1, 2021, Beijing's catering industry prohibits the use of non-degradable disposable plastic coffee stir sticks, The production and sale of disposable plastic cotton swabs are prohibited. The introduction of "detailed explanation" means that Beijing takeaway service will officially bid farewell to "non-degradable plastic bags".
At the end of last year, the "Beijing Plastic Pollution Control Action Plan (2020-2025)" (referred to as the "10 plastic limits") was officially issued and implemented, putting forward specific requirements for Beijing's plastic pollution control from ten aspects. "Plastic limit 10" proposed by the end of June this year, the city's catering industry prohibited the use of non-degradable disposable plastic coffee stir stick. For the delivery platform, Beijing encourages the delivery platform to set up options such as "no tableware" in the order link, and give rewards in the form of points.
It is reported that last year, provinces and cities have correspondingly introduced relevant regulations on plastic restrictions, all involving the takeout industry. Zhejiang implementation of the "plastic limit upgrade", by the end of 2023, the province county above the built-up areas of food and beverage take-out prohibited the use of non-degradable disposable plastic tableware; Xiamen City issued the "Xiamen City on Further Strengthening the Implementation Measures for Plastic pollution Control" proposed that by the end of 2020, non-degradable plastic bags in the built-up area of Xiamen City, food packaging takeout services are prohibited; Guangdong Province issued the "Implementation Opinions on Further Strengthening plastic pollution control" stipulates that by the end of 2020, the catering industry across the province shall not take the initiative to provide consumers with non-degradable disposable plastic tableware.

As popular as takeout is, so are the plastic bags. According to the data released by Meituan takeout, Hungry me, and other Internet takeout platforms, as early as 2017, the national daily order volume of the three takeout platforms was about 20 million, and more than 60 million plastic lunch boxes were used every day. It is reported that the plastic bags used in the delivery platform can cover 420,000 square meters per day, which can cover a West Lake in about 15 days.
Nowadays, take-out has become an indispensable part of urban life, and ordering food, buying food, daily necessities and even medicine all involve take-out services. So the question is, what should you use instead of plastic bags?
"Environmentally friendly plastic bags or will become the mainstream, it is not only degradable, environmentally friendly plastic bags can be recycled after a second use." Industry insiders told the Economic Daily - China Economic Network reporter that environmental protection plastic bags are short for all kinds of biodegradable plastic bags, which can replace traditional PE plastic materials. All the indicators of the products meet or exceed the quality standards stipulated by the state, with health, non-toxic, pollution-free and other characteristics, is one of the most advanced environmental protection products in China.
Economic Daily - China Economic Network reporter found that in the takeout platform to buy drugs are basically paper bag packaging distribution, the reporter chose three Internet drug sales platform to buy drugs, get paper bag packaging. However, when the reporter ordered food on the take-out platform, he found that most businesses still use disposable plastic products for take-out food delivery. Merchants told reporters that they are very supportive of the "detailed" strict plastic limit, and have been using degradable plastic bags or paper bags, but the cost of degradable plastic bags or paper bags is higher than that of plastic bags, and will consider controlling costs by increasing the "packaging fee" on the order or increasing the price of vegetables.
In fact, in addition to plastic bags, the "hardest hit areas" of plastic takeout food have disposable lunch boxes. At present, many catering companies have used degradable materials such as pulp lunch boxes and sugarcane fiber dinner plates, but the cost of such lunch boxes is often higher than that of plastic lunch boxes, and it takes time to fully popularize.

"We have long wanted to use paper or biodegradable food boxes for delivery, but the cost of paper and biodegradable food boxes is too high." A restaurant manager said.

"We have long wanted to use paper or biodegradable food boxes for delivery, but the cost of paper and biodegradable food boxes is too high." A restaurant manager said.
At the same time, the industry has also pointed out that it can emulate the international garbage recycling deposit system and innovate recycling channels. When consumers buy takeaway food, they pay part of the deposit to the platform, and after the meal is finished, the takeaway food box is sent to the self-service recycling machine or manual recycling point. After the platform confirms, the deposit will be returned to the consumer, in order to promote the consumer to establish a healthy consumption concept and garbage recycling awareness.