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2022-08-06
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Plastic straw end disabled! Paper straws are expensive and difficult to produce. Most small enterprises are still waiting and watching. Release date: Source: CCTV finance and economics. In January this year, the national development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of ecological environment issued the opinions of the universal tensile test agency on Further Strengthening the control of plastic pollution, which stipulates that the use of non degradable disposable plastic straws will be prohibited in the catering industry nationwide by the end of 2020. It is less than 5 months before the deadline of the ban. Is the catering industry ready for the loading system inspection? What is the biggest problem in disabling disposable plastic straw

On June 30, McDonald's China announced that from now on, nearly a thousand restaurants in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen will take the lead in stopping the use of plastic straws, while fine-tuning the design of cup covers. In a McDonald's restaurant, it was found that there was a drinking nozzle on the cup cover, which could be drunk directly as long as the small cover was opened, replacing the use of plastic straw in the past

McDonald's China said that relevant plastic reduction measures will cover mainland China in 2020. It is understood that there are more than 3500 McDonald's restaurants in mainland China, and the average annual use of plastic straws is about 400 tons

Zhangfan, vice president of McDonald's (China): at present, about 80% of all McDonald's packages in China have been made of paper, and only 20% of plastic

However, due to its high price, complex protection and high energy consumption

Starbucks, the world's largest coffee chain, announced in 2018 that it would stop using plastic straws globally this year. Previously, Starbucks would have a great impact on the experimental results in China. The average annual use of plastic straws in the region was about 200 tons

Zhu Lei, vice president of Starbucks China: at the end of last year, plastic straws were banned in all over 4000 stores in China

it is found that on the take away platform, many restaurants have added the options of "not using plastic straws" and "replacing plastic straws with paper straws" to advocate consumers to reduce the use of plastic straws

Huo Wei, senior public relations director of tea loving media: all takeout in Beijing has been delivered with paper straws by default, and will be implemented in other cities across the country in the future. As of June this year, we have reduced the use of plastic straws by more than 11million across the country

according to the data, the cumulative output of plastic products nationwide in 2019 was 81.84 million tons, including nearly 30000 tons of plastic straws, about 46billion pieces, and more than 30 pieces per capita. Industry experts say that the use time of plastic straws is only a few minutes, but the degradation time may be as long as 500 years

cost and use experience are difficult problems to be solved.

from September 1 this year, China will implement the law of the people's Republic of China on the prevention and control of environmental pollution by solid waste. Those who fail to comply with the national provisions on Prohibiting and restricting the use of disposable plastic products such as non degradable plastic bags will be fined 10000 to 100000. Driven by mandatory policies and leading enterprises, more and more enterprises have joined in the action of plastic restriction. How do consumers feel

in the interview, most consumers expressed understanding and support for the prohibition of plastic straw, but some consumers still said that it was inconvenient after the prohibition. Considering the consumption habits, especially for milk tea shops and beverage shops that rely on straw use, it has become a top priority to find products that can replace plastic straw and guide consumers to use it

it is found that some stores have printed the logo "reduce the use of straw and be more environmentally friendly" on the outer packaging of plastic straw, and put the tool cartridges of paper straw and plastic straw on the service desk at the same time to guide consumers to use

however, for customers, there are still differences in the use experience between plastic straws and paper straws. The person in charge of a store told that at present, only 1/3 of customers would choose to use environmentally friendly paper straws

for enterprises, how to control costs while improving customer experience has become an urgent problem to be solved. It is understood that the average cost of a plastic straw is about 0.03, and that of a paper straw is about 0.1, a difference of more than three times. Paper straw is not only more expensive, but also needs to be optimized

however, some industry insiders and experts also said that with the breakthrough and innovation of new materials and new technologies, it is not difficult to replace plastic straw with environmental protection

liujianguo, Professor of the school of environment, Tsinghua University: Biodegradable bioplastics, paper or bamboo can be used to replace them, including wheat and straw of some plants, or recycled products such as glass and metal can be used to replace them. The alternative products can be selected according to various consumption scenarios

most small enterprises are still waiting

we see that some beverage manufacturers are also thinking about ways to protect the environment. What is the current situation of plastic straw enterprises? How did they deal with the "plastic restriction order"

Shuangtong straw in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province is a leading straw manufacturer in the world. Like most peers, the company has been producing traditional plastic straw for a long time since its establishment in 1994. Small profits but quick turnover is the strategy adopted by almost all straw manufacturers. If they want to make profits, they must lower prices and increase shipments. Such a model is difficult for the enterprise to grow. In 2005, it developed and produced polylactic acid degradable straw

nowadays, biodegradable straw has accounted for more than 60% of the company's business, and the materials include polylactic acid, paper, stainless steel, etc. The person in charge told that the cost of ordinary straw is about 1 cent, that of paper and polylactic acid straw is generally 3 to 4 cents, and that the cost of reusable straw such as stainless steel and glass is higher, ranging from 20 to 40 cents

in addition to the high cost, the shelf life of polylactic acid products is usually no more than 12 months. Once the storage time is too long, the products will degrade. Therefore, the manufacturer must sell as soon as possible to avoid long-term overstock of inventory

for this reason, many enterprises tend to choose paper straw during transformation. An enterprise located in Anji is a joint venture between a paper-making enterprise and a straw enterprise. It is learned that the manufacturing process of its paper straw is not simple

take the pipe rolling link as an example. Each paper straw needs to be rolled with three layers of paper. Due to the different needs of each customer and the different paper specifications, the machine needs to be debugged for each production. Even if the production can be successfully completed, drying is a headache for many inexperienced enterprises. It is precisely because of the cost of capital, technology and other reasons that many small and medium-sized enterprises have not rashly transformed

as Li Erqiao, general manager of Yiwu Shuangtong daily necessities Co., Ltd., said, some large-scale enterprises in China are now making biodegradable products, while some small-scale enterprises still hold a wait-and-see attitude

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