For us in the 21st century, green sustainable development is a topic that definitely need to be given certain attention. At present, it is believed that more and more people and even some enterprises have established their environmental awareness. There are also much younger persons are valuing the performance of the brand concept in environmental protection. In recent, plastic pollution has become a topic that has attracted much public attention.
How much damages can plastic pollution really bring?
Have you ever thought about the potential damage of plastic pollution?
For most of us, our first reaction may be the “visual pollution “or “potential damage” caused by plastic pollution. However, in fact, we do not have a much clearer and deeper awareness about it.
To be specific, plastic may lead to appropriation of land. The plastic garbage can remain in the nature for as long as 200 to 400 years. Some can even last for 500 years. Not only the land is affected, the water is also vulnerable to plastic pollution. If the animals ingest the plastics mistakenly, this will cause indigestion that further lead them to die of starving.
Besides, most of the plastic wastes are combustible materials that could cause potential fire disaster. After encountering in the environment, it is very difficult to degrade, and this will cause long-term and deep ecological environmental problems.
In 2017, China produced 75.15 million tons of plastic products, including more than 14million tons of plastic packaging films like plastic bags. In order to produce these plastics, China has to import large amount of crude oil and synthetic resins. At present, China’s import dependence on foreign oil is 72.3 percent. The cost of synthetic resin consumes 33.6 billion US dollars.
At the same time, the plastic packaging film product is light in weight, large in volume and its oil stains are difficult to clean. Thus, there is almost no people to recycle it, which is equivalent to consuming a large amount of foreign investment to produce a lot of wastes.
To tackle the plastic pollution, the world is on the move.
In recent years, the plastic pollution has drawn a close attention at home and abroad. The United Nations (UN) designated the theme of “World Environment Day in 2018” to be “Beat Plastic Pollution” to call for the concerted efforts to tackle the single-use plastic pollution. At the same year of July, The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) released <Single-use Plastics: A roadmap for Sustainability> which analyzed global plastic pollution and attempted to propose related solutions.
Currently, a number of countries and regions have launched the campaigns on plastic restrictions. Their attitude towards plastic has changed from plastic restrictions to plastic bans.
On March 27, 2019, The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of “Ban on Plastic”. As required, the EU member states will ban on 10 single-use plastic products, such as single-use plastic tableware, plastic cotton swabs, plastic straws, and plastic stirring rods by 2021.
We have seen the efforts of countries around the world. According to incomplete statistics, 15 countries or regions have issued a ban on plastic products within just half a year time.
Innovation is the key to tackling plastic pollution.
The F&B industry is the major industry that is involved in plastics. With the regulation of “Ban on Plastic” issued, the F&B industry has camp up with different standards on a large-scale. The beverage industry leading the usage of paper straws become a hot topic in a short while.
As soon as paper straws are produced, they received enormous ridicule from the consumers. “hard-to-use” and “anti-human” became the labels of paper straws. The agenda of environmental protection will definitely affect people’s living habits. Are there any opportunities for enterprises to find a new way out?
To solve the problem of plastic pollution, we need to find the solutions that could balance environmental protection with individual experience of human. However, many designers of factories are only focusing on the environmental protection of materials but fail to take the user experience into account.
Innovation is the key to the sustainability of environmental protection. PaperstrawTech pays attention to the green development of environmental protection, and also take the feelings of consumers into account.
PaperstrawTech strictly implement a series of testing standards, it has made the papers straw reach to the ultimate of high-quality, high-attractiveness and true safety. With the biodegradable and traceable paper source, we use the edible materials like raw pulp paper to ensure the children and pregnant women to use the products more assuredly. The four-layer thick paper greatly increases the toughness of the paper tableware and brings a much more comfortable dining experience.
PaperstrawTech adheres to the vision of “Facilitating 2 billion people’s healthy and environmentally friendly dietary experience in world wide”. Starting from the enterprise level and standing on the basis of completing the structural upgrading, PaperstrawTech aims to boost the global environmental protection and make quality environmental protection to be people’s life attitude!