The general office of the State Council of the people's […]
The general office of the State Council of the people's Republic of China has recently issued the circular on restricting the production and sale of plastic shopping bags to the people's governments of all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government, all ministries and commissions under the State Council, and all institutions directly under the state Council.
The circular pointed out that in view of the fact that plastic shopping bags have become the main source of "white pollution", people's governments and ministries and commissions around the country should prohibit the production, sale and use of ultra-thin plastic shopping bags in the future, and will implement the system of paid use of plastic shopping bags. Since June 1, 2008, the system of paid use of plastic shopping bags has been implemented in all supermarkets, shopping malls, market markets and other commodity retail places, and plastic shopping bags are not allowed to be provided free of charge. In fact, shopping malls and supermarkets in China have great potential to design new and fashionable environmental protection packages to lead an environmental protection fashion. Methods the government strengthened management, implemented the plastic restriction order, cultivated the public's environmental awareness, and finally developed the substitutes of plastic shopping bags.
Reducing the cost will help to promote the implementation of environmental shopping bags. In order to make the implementation of environmental shopping bags no longer difficult, we should first take a variety of forms and ways to increase publicity. Not all citizens will pay special attention to the media, just like the 73 year old Yu Fenghua's old mother-in-law said in surprise after listening to the introduction of the on-site personnel: "I didn't feel that the plastic bag was so 'poisonous' every day Use less in the future! " It can be seen that the publicity at ordinary times still leaves a dead end. Secondly, the use cost of "environmental protection bag" should be reduced. For citizens, the use of "environmental protection bags" is free, but for owners, it increases operating costs. For example, when a manufacturer sells a kilogram of vegetables, the profit may be only 10 cents. It is almost unnecessary to calculate the cost with ordinary plastic bags, but if degradable plastic bags are used, it will almost not earn money. Therefore, reducing the use cost is the key. I think it's better to print advertisements on the "environmental protection bag" to offset the use cost with the advertising fee. Thirdly, we should encourage citizens to use "environmental bags" by rewarding consumption. It may be stipulated that when shopping again with the "environmental protection bag", you can also get many concessions. Finally, when necessary, we should make mandatory laws and regulations to restrict the use of disposable plastic bags, and cultivate citizens' awareness of environmental protection in law, so as to eliminate white pollution as soon as possible. In developed countries in Europe and America, most supermarkets have not provided free plastic bags for consumers for a long time. Many people who travel abroad have experienced this for a long time. But this is not in the form of a government regulation, but a lot of supermarkets consciously do it. People usually carry their own handbags when shopping, and even some people go shopping with big travel bags on their backs. When they are full of a big bag of things, they walk home with a big bag on their shoulders, and the car doesn't open. They are really environmental protection pacesetters. Some supermarkets even charge you a few cents more for plastic bottled water. If you drink it, you can exchange the empty bottle for the bottle fee you pay. The supermarket uses this method to better ensure waste recycling. In April 2007, San Francisco became the first city in the world to ban the use of plastic bags in supermarkets and pharmacies, and also the first city to legislate on this matter. According to the law, supermarkets and pharmacies can only provide customers with paper bags, cloth bags or biodegradable plastic bags made from corn by-products. San Francisco uses more than 180 million chemical plastic bags every year. If it is banned, it is expected to save about 1.7 million liters of crude oil and 1400 tons of waste every year. The beautiful environmental protection bag will be popular in the United States. The temperature will rise to 50 ℃ and the eggs will be roasted. For the first time in more than 80 years, it snows in Argentina, and even Grandma says she will see it for the first time.
The Antarctic iceberg is disappearing, and emperor penguins are homeless. It is difficult to find a healthy and fat polar bear to shoot coke ads in the future. That's when we realized that the earth was really sick! We all tried to fix it. After former Vice President Al Gore of the United States started filming "the truth we don't want to face", everyone seemed to know the truth thoroughly. There was music for environmental protection around the world. The environmental protection bags of British designer Anya Hindmarch were sold to people! From the London Fashion Week in February 2008, the cover of T-shaped platform and various fashion magazines began to frequently appear this kind of environmental shopping bag with cotton texture, and many performance fashion stars also tried to carry it. After the "plastic restriction order" was issued, some kinds of "environmental protection bags" with different colors and shapes, mainly made of non-woven materials, were listed one after another and were recognized to some extent. But what kind of material is the substitute of non-woven? Is it environmentally friendly? It caused controversy among experts. Zheng Fang: reusability is the awareness of environmental protection volunteers in Shenzhen on environmental protection bags. According to the survey results, more than 60% of the citizens think that bags can be degraded is called environmental protection bags. The person in charge of an environmental protection technology company in Shenzhen thinks this is a mistake. Whether shopping bags are environmentally friendly or not, he believes there are two standards: whether they are degradable and reusable, and whether they have recycling value. Compared with degradability, the concept of environmental protection in the world pays more attention to recycling. He said that there are four kinds of shopping bags generally defined as environmental protection: traditional bamboo baskets, non-woven cloth bags, woven bags and pure cloth bags. He stressed that in general, most of the non-woven bags can be dispersed after being discarded, and the structure of the soil will not be changed after landfilling, which will not have a harmful impact on the environment. In addition, he told reporters that many European countries will mark the use guidelines on the environmental protection bag, indicating whether the bag is used for a second or a third time, and also indicating the use scope of the bag.