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After the plastic bag was banned, France began to plastic tableware Say No!

Date:2017-01-06 15:23


France became the first country in the world to prohibit the use of disposable plastic cups and plates.

France has adopted a new law that requires that all disposable tableware production materials must have 50% from the biological material and can be used for household compost degradation. The new law will enter into force in January 2020. By January 2025, the proportion of biomaterials in the production would rise to 60%.

The law is a supplement to the French Green Energy Development Act, which was adopted last year to cover a wide range of efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Last December, the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Paris, which gave birth to France's vision to become a global leader in environmental protection and energy solutions.

According to the French Association of Health and Environment and the Asia-Europe Foundation, France has discarded 150 disposable cups per day, with 4.73 billion disposable cups a year.

Only 1% of the cups are recyclable, mainly because the cups are made of a mixture of polypropylene and polystyrene.

Industry opposition

While the ban has won a lot of support, there are still some people who oppose it.

Pack2GoEurope industry association represents Europe's leading food packaging manufacturer, Pack2GoEurope that the law violates the EU's principle of free movement of goods.

Headquartered in Brussels, Pack2GoEurope Secretary-General Ermeng Bates said: "The development of this new packaging materials, both to meet the consumer's food on the harsh health conditions, but also in the mass family of compost pool degradation, Our members are not opposed to bioplastics or research and development of new materials, but the industry is really opposed to this mandatory use of materials, especially the life cycle analysis shows that there is no such environment to do so.

There is still a lot of controversy over the science and manufacturing sector as to whether the energy required to produce environmentally friendly plastics is more environmentally friendly than its alternative materials.

Researchers at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands have found that while bioplastics represent the most viable option for replacing oil-based products in the future, their production processes need to become more energy efficient and make them replace They are worth the money.

Plastic bag disabled

The new law was completed by the French Minister for Eco-Sustainable Development and Energy Minister Royale.

Luo Yaer's "green development" plan to reduce the number of landfill waste by 2025 by 2025, by 2030, the greenhouse gas emissions in 1990 on the basis of 40% reduction.

In July this year, France completely banned the use of lightweight plastic bags. This decree has been implemented in several countries.

Bates believes there is no evidence that bio-materials are more conducive to the environment, the ban may make the situation worse, because people may misunderstand the degree of degradation - "anyway, it is easy to degrade in nature, so after use Throw away does not matter. "

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