In recent years, the consumption of express plastic packaging caused by emerging formats such as e-commerce and express delivery has increased rapidly, which has attracted widespread attention from the society.
To this end, the Sichuan Provincial Development and Reform Commission and the Department of Ecology and Environment have recently jointly issued the “Implementation Measures for Further Strengthening of Plastic Pollution Control in Sichuan Province” (hereinafter referred to as the “Implementation Measures”), clearly setting out a “timetable” for further strengthening plastic pollution control .
According to the three time periods of 2020, 2022, and 2025, the targets for the ban on plastic products in Sichuan Province are proposed by region, time and field.
To 2020 Niandi banning the production and sale of disposable foam plastic tableware
In the production and sales link, the “Implementation Measures” proposed that by the end of 2020, the production and sales of disposable foamed plastic tableware, disposable plastic cotton swabs, and the production of daily chemical products containing plastic microbeads are prohibited.
By the end of 2022, the sale of daily chemical products containing plastic microbeads will be prohibited.
According to regulations, by the end of 2020, non-degradable plastic bags will be prohibited in shopping malls, supermarkets, pharmacies, bookstores and other places in Chengdu’s urban built-up areas, as well as catering and take-out services and various exhibition activities.
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By the end of 2022, the scope of implementation will be expanded to all built-up areas in cities above the prefecture level; by the end of 2025, the use of non-degradable plastic bags in the bazaars in the above regions will be prohibited.
At the same time, encourage qualified areas such as Chengdu, Mianyang, Deyang, Leshan, Yibin, Luzhou, Nanchong, and Dazhou to stop using non-degradable plastic bags in places such as urban-rural junctions, towns and rural markets.
The “Implementation Opinions” also put forward clear requirements for the use of disposable plastic tableware. By the end of 2020, the catering industry in Sichuan will ban the use of non-degradable disposable plastic straws; the use of non-degradable disposable plastic tableware in catering services in urban built-up areas above the prefecture level, A-level tourist attractions, tourist resorts, and ecotourism demonstration areas is prohibited ;
By the end of 2022, the use of non-degradable disposable plastic tableware for catering services in built-up counties, A-level tourist attractions, tourist resorts, and eco-tourism demonstration areas is prohibited; by 2025, non-degradable food delivery areas in cities above prefecture-level The consumption intensity of plastic tableware is reduced by 50%.
In addition to restrictions, the “Implementation Opinions” also set up a special chapter to clearly promote the application of plastic alternative products and models.
In shopping malls, supermarkets, pharmacies, bookstores and other places, promote the use of environmentally friendly cloth bags, paper bags and other non-plastic products and biodegradable shopping bags through self-service and intelligent delivery devices.
In the field of food delivery, promote the use of bio-based products such as straw-coated lunch boxes, bamboo pulp paper disposable cups and tableware, and biodegradable plastic bags that meet performance and food safety requirements. Establish a centralized purchase and sale system for shopping bags in the market, and promote the use of biodegradable packaging films (bags) for fresh products.
In the field of express delivery, the “Implementation Opinions” proposes to fully promote green packaging in the postal industry, supervise and urge delivery companies to purchase and use packaging products that meet relevant standards and regulations, promote the use of environmentally friendly tapes, packaging bags and fillers, and gradually reduce non-degradable plastic packaging bags, The use of tape and disposable plastic woven bags; promote the establishment of a sound green procurement system for delivery companies, and give priority to purchasing packaging products that have passed the green product certification of express packaging; select several cities and categories to carry out the large-scale application of recyclable and foldable express packaging in the postal industry Pilot etc.
According to the plan, by the end of this year, Sichuan Post will strive to achieve 90% of the packaging ratio of “slim tape” below 45 mm, no secondary packaging rate of 70% for e-commerce express mail, 90% utilization rate of recyclable transit bags, and an increase of 20,000 A postal express network with standard packaging waste recycling equipment.
Combining actual conditions to improve local practical needs
The “Implementation Measures” also prohibits and restricts the production, sales and use of some plastic products, and realizes the reduction of plastic waste at the source by type and stage. Increase the supply of green products, cultivate new business models and models, comprehensively promote green packaging in the postal industry, and promote the application of plastic alternative products and models.
Regulate the recycling and disposal of plastic waste, including strengthening the recycling and removal of plastic waste, promoting the use of plastic waste as a resource, and carrying out special cleaning up of plastic waste.
On the basis of implementing the spirit of the national document, Sichuan Province combined with actual conditions to improve local practical needs in three aspects.
While fully embodying the state’s thinking of “banning, replacing, and standardizing” plastic pollution control work, it also closely integrates Sichuan Province’s efforts to cultivate and develop energy-saving and environmental protection industries, and implement resource conservation and comprehensive utilization actions, and propose support for degradable plastics.
Product R&D and production, introducing advanced enterprises and cooperating with local enterprises to increase the production capacity of degradable plastic products; relying on national and provincial resource recycling bases to promote project agglomeration and promote the standardization, centralization and industrialization of plastic waste resource utilization, Improve the resource utilization level of plastic waste, etc.
Put forward the phased goal of the ban on plastic products in Sichuan Province. Taking full account of the differences in various regions and industries in the province, distinguish key cities, cities above prefecture-level and related county-level cities, and divide them into regions, times and fields according to the three time periods of 2020, 2022, and 2025. Put forward the goal of banning plastic products in Sichuan Province.
Highlight key tasks such as plastic restriction in the postal industry. On the basis of national documents, the “Implementation Measures” further proposes to comprehensively promote green packaging in the postal industry, supervise and urge delivery companies to purchase and use packaging products that meet relevant standards and regulations, promote the use of environmentally friendly tapes, packaging bags and fillers, and gradually reduce non-degradable plastic packaging The use of bags, tapes and disposable plastic woven bags; promote the establishment of a sound green procurement system for delivery companies, and give priority to purchasing packaging products that have been certified for express packaging green products; select a number of cities and categories to develop the postal industry’s recyclable and foldable express packaging scale Chemical application pilot projects have highlighted the pertinence of plastic pollution control.