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UK's Wales to ban single-use plastics in the first half of 2021


According to Hannah Blythyn, Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government of Wales, the plastic ban will take effect in the first half of 2021 and a consultation period will begin in the next few months.

 Disposable plastic products to be banned include:

1. Straw.

2. Stirring rod.

3. Cotton swabs.

4. Plastic plates and cutlery.

5. Expandable polystyrene (EPS) food and beverage containers.

6. Products made from oxidative and degradable plastics, such as certain types of transport bags.

Blythyn said: "The measures announced on March 18 are part of a series of potential solutions to the plastics problem." "I am committed to working with stakeholders to understand the impact of this proposal, especially for any possible dependence The influence of citizens of certain projects to ensure that we do it well. "

According to the Welsh government website. Wales is currently the largest in the UK, the second largest in Europe, and the third largest garbage collection station in the world.

Helen McGeogh, senior analyst of circular economy at ICIS, said: "Wales introduced this legislation is not surprising. Because it is very active in building a circular economy strategy of" beyond circular economy. "" "The government has promoted the integration of recycling into national culture Committed to achieving 100% recycling and zero waste by 2050. "

According to McGeough, the Welsh government has set a recycling target, which will increase the municipal waste recycling rate from 2018-2019 from 5% in 1998-1999 to 63%. This is achieved by investing in recycling collection services, separate collection of food waste, improving facilities at waste recycling centers, reducing general garbage collection to encourage recycling, and comprehensively and uniformly collecting materials for recycling nationwide.

 "All these aspects make the waste management system more coordinated and give priority to recycling, which has become a model that other countries can learn from." McGeough added.

Last week, the British government announced that it would start collecting a £ 200 per ton plastic packaging tax in April 2022.

In order to protect the environment, we can use the bio green packaging to pack the products. We can use the eco bagasse tableware( sugarcane pulp food platesugarcane pulp food container, sugarcane pulp bowls ) paper straw and so on to replace the plastic products.

bio green packaging

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