According to media reports, on January 19, the national development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of ecological environment officially released a new version of the plastic restriction order - "opinions on further strengthening plastic pollution control". It is proposed that by the end of 2020, the use of non degradable disposable plastic straws will be prohibited in the catering industry nationwide; the use of non degradable disposable plastic tableware will be prohibited in the catering service in the built-up areas and scenic spots of cities above prefecture level. It is worth noting that the controversial disposable foam plastic tableware is now banned again. This time, it's really going to say goodbye.
According to the opinions on further strengthening plastic pollution control, it is forbidden to produce and sell ultra-thin plastic shopping bags with thickness less than 0.025mm and polyethylene agricultural mulch with thickness less than 0.01mm. It is forbidden to use medical waste as raw material to make plastic products. The import of waste plastics is prohibited. By the end of 2020, it is forbidden to produce and sell disposable foam plastic tableware and disposable plastic cotton swabs; it is forbidden to produce daily chemical products containing plastic beads. By the end of 2022, it is forbidden to sell daily chemical products containing plastic beads.
By the end of 2020, the use of non degradable disposable plastic straws will be prohibited in the catering industry nationwide; the use of non degradable disposable plastic tableware will be prohibited in the catering service in the built-up areas and scenic spots of cities above prefecture level. By the end of 2022, the use of non degradable disposable plastic tableware will be prohibited for the catering service in the built-up areas and scenic spots of the county. By 2025, the consumption intensity of non degradable disposable plastic tableware in the catering delivery field in cities above prefecture level will decrease by 30%.
By the end of 2020, shopping malls, supermarkets, drugstores, bookstores and other places in the built-up areas of municipalities directly under the central government, provincial capitals and cities specifically designated in the plan, as well as catering package and take out services and various exhibition activities, shall be prohibited from using non degradable plastic bags, and the market shall regulate and restrict the use of non degradable plastic bags; By the end of 2022, the implementation scope will be expanded to all built-up areas of cities above prefecture level and built-up areas of counties in coastal areas. By the end of 2025, the use of non degradable plastic bags will be prohibited in the markets in the above regions.
By the end of 2022, star hotels, hotels and other places across the country will no longer actively provide disposable plastic products, but can provide relevant services by setting up self-service purchase machines and providing refilling detergent; by the end of 2025, the implementation scope will be expanded to all hotels, hotels and accommodation.
By the end of 2022, postal express outlets in Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong and other provinces and cities will first prohibit the use of non degradable plastic packaging bags and disposable plastic woven bags, so as to reduce the use of non degradable plastic tape. By the end of 2025, the use of non degradable plastic packaging bags, plastic tape, disposable plastic woven bags, etc. will be prohibited in the nationwide postal express outlets.
It is understood that by 2020, it will take the lead in banning and restricting the production, sale and use of some plastic products in some regions and areas. By 2022, the consumption of disposable plastic products will be significantly reduced, alternative products will be promoted, and the proportion of plastic waste resources and energy utilization will be greatly increased. In areas with prominent plastic pollution problems and emerging areas such as e-commerce, express delivery and take out, a number of replicable and promotable plastic reduction and green logistics models will be formed.
By 2025, the management system for the production, circulation, consumption, recycling and disposal of plastic products will be basically established, the multiple co governance system will be basically formed, the development and application level of alternative products will be further improved, the amount of plastic landfill in key cities will be greatly reduced, and the plastic pollution will be effectively controlled.
The opinion also revealed that we should speed up the investigation and remediation of irregular stacking and dumping sites of domestic waste, and focus on solving the plastic pollution caused by the random dumping of domestic waste at the urban-rural junction, environmentally sensitive areas, roads and rivers, pits, ponds and ditches.
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