"Replacing plastic with paper" Brings Opportunities and Challenges to Papermaking Enterprises

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Update time : 2020-07-01 17:55:55

"Replacing plastic with paper" Brings Opportunities and Challenges to Papermaking Enterprises

            On January 16, 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment issued the "Opinions on Further Strengthening the Treatment of Plastic Pollution" (hereinafter referred to as the "Opinions"), in April of the same year, the Catalogue of Plastic Products Prohibited and Restricted from Production, Sales, and Use (Draft for Comments) drafted by the National Development and Reform Commission and other departments (hereinafter referred to as the "Catalogue"), the "Catalogue" divides the "plastics prohibited" products into two categories :The first is to prohibit the production and sale of plastic products; the second is to prohibit and restrict the use of plastic products. It also stipulates that 2022 is the deadline for the production and sale of plastic products, and 2025 is the deadline for the prohibition and use of restricted plastic products. As soon as the "Opinions" and "Catalog" came out, many media inside and outside the paper industry called for "plastic instead of paper". "Paper instead of plastic" brought new opportunities to the traditional paper industry.
 
           The Cataloguestipulates 13 categories of plastic products, including 6 categories that are prohibited from production and sales, and 7 categories that are prohibited and restricted from use. They involve general shopping packaging, agricultural mulch, medical materials, catering appliances, Daily chemical products, hotel supplies and express packaging and other fields. For paper companies, the plastic products that may be replaced in the above fields are mainly disposable foam plastic tableware; non-degradable plastic shopping bags used to hold and carry items; non-degradable disposable plastic lunch boxes used in catering services , Bowls, cups, plates, dishes, knives, forks, spoons, and non-degradable plastic straws for single-use use of liquid food; disposable plastic supplies for hotels and hotels; non-degradable plastics used in express plastic packaging Packaging bags, non-degradable disposable plastic woven bags and non-degradable plastic tapes, etc.
 
           New markets, new opportunities! How paper companies can seize the dividends of supply-side reform of "paper instead of plastic", effectively turn opportunities into benefits, and comprehensively innovate from the perspective of market, products, raw materials, and production to meet customer needs will be a common breakthrough for paper companies today. The point will also be a powerful answer to test the strength of China's paper-making enterprises.