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Six initiatives to promote biobased and biodegradable plastics

Update:15-11-2019
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Ten core tips: According to relevant data, since the im […]

Ten core tips: According to relevant data, since the implementation of the “plastic limit order” nationwide on June 1, 2008, the cumulative reduction of plastic shopping bags has been reduced by 1.4 million tons, equivalent to saving 8.4 million tons of oil and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 30 million. Ton. However, due to the inertia of traditional habits, the annual use of shopping bags in China still reaches 800,000 tons.
According to relevant data, since the implementation of the “plastic limit order” nationwide on June 1, 2008, the cumulative reduction of plastic shopping bags has reached 1.4 million tons, equivalent to saving 8.4 million tons of oil and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 30 million tons. However, due to the inertia of traditional habits, the annual use of shopping bags in China still reaches 800,000 tons.
First, we must further improve industrial policies.
Support non-food, especially the development of bio-based and biodegradable plastics industries using plant straw and lignin as raw materials, reduce production costs, and narrow the price gap with general-purpose plastics.

Second, we must strengthen the recycling and management of traditional plastic products.
Increase recycling tax to promote the development of bio-based and biodegradable plastics industries and promote their development and promotion. Further improve existing laws and regulations, and completely ban production and utilization of traditional plastic products that seriously pollute the environment.

Third, it is necessary to formulate rules and specifications for the classification and packaging of domestic waste.
Drawing on domestic and foreign experience, we will establish waste classification fees and raise the charging standards for classifications and packaging materials that do not meet the standards. The cost is collected by the garbage resource enterprises to promote their healthy development.

Fourth, strengthen the certification and label management of bio-based and biodegradable plastics.
Scientifically formulate product certification procedures and requirements, better rely on domestic and even foreign qualified testing and certification institutions, evade third-party agencies to seek rent, and prevent "counterfeiting"

Fifth, improve existing national and industry standards.
The Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Science and Technology Department should study and develop key indicators that reflect the performance of the product's green and low carbon cycle as soon as possible.

Sixth, the National People's Congress has carried out special legislation.
Enforce the catalogue of bio-based and biodegradable plastic products, regularly publicize and implement dynamic management.