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Hainan to ban disposable plastic bags, tableware by 2020


On March 19, 2020, the Hainan Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment released the "List of Prohibited Production, Sale and Use of Disposable Non-degradable Plastic Products in Hainan Province (First Batch)" (hereinafter referred to as the "List"), which will include disposable non-degradable plastic bags and tableware. Disposable non-degradable plastic products in 10 major categories of the two major categories are included in the first batch of plastic bans, and will be officially implemented on December 1, 2020.

According to reports, the negative list mainly includes: polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA), p-benzene Disposable films, bags and tableware of non-biodegradable polymer materials such as ethylene glycol dicarboxylate (PET). Among them, disposable films and bags are divided into shopping bags, daily plastic bags, paper-plastic composite packaging bags and plastic bags used to hold garbage. Disposable dining utensils are further divided into boxes (including lids) and bowls ( 6 types including lid), saucer, plate, beverage cup (including lid) and straw.

The introduction of the "List", which clearly prohibits the production. Sale and use of disposable non-degradable plastic products in the form of a negative list is a major highlight of the plastic ban work.

Wu Xiaohong, Director of the Department of Soil and Rural Environmental Management of the Hainan Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment, believes that the "List" combines the actual situation of Hainan Province. After many rounds of research and discussion, from the necessity and feasibility of prohibiting the production. Sale and use of disposable non-degradable plastic products. All considerations reflect the principle of easiness before difficulty, activeness and stability.

For the banned disposable plastic bags and tableware, we recommend using biodegradable or recycleable products as substitutes. For example, sugarcane bagasse tableware is a kind of eco friendly disposable tableware. After used, bagasse tableware can not only be biodegradable, but also can be composted. Shenglin Packaging has disposable bagasse tableware in various sizes and shapes. And biodegradable bag, non-woven bag and paper bag for your choice. Welcome to inquiry.

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