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China plastic bans in 2020


In accordance with the relevant provisions of China's "Opinions on Further Strengthening the Control of Plastic Pollution", by the end of 2020, certain categories of products involving the ban will be subject to banned management by region, field, and stage.


Among the banned plastic products, the ones that are closely related to our lives are as follows:


1. Ultra-thin plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than 0.025 mm

Ultra-thin plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than 0.025 mm, which are used to hold and carry items; refer to the standard of GB/T 21661 "Plastic Shopping Bags".


2. Disposable foam plastic tableware

Disposable plastic tableware made of foam plastic.


3. Disposable plastic cotton swabs

Disposable cotton swabs made of plastic rods as the base material do not include related medical devices.


4. Non-degradable plastic bags

Shopping malls, supermarkets, pharmacies, bookstores, catering take-out services, exhibition activities, etc.

Non-degradable plastic shopping bags used to hold and carry items, excluding hygiene and food

For safety purposes, it is used for plastic pre-packages for bulk fresh food, cooked food, pasta and other commodities

Bagging, rolling bag, preservation bag, etc.


5. Disposable plastic tableware

Disposable non-degradable plastic knives, forks and spoons used in catering services, not included

Including disposable plastic tableware for pre-packaged food.


6. Disposable plastic straws

Disposable non-degradable plastic straws used to suck liquid food in catering services.

Including the plastic straws on the outer packaging of food such as milk and beverages.


Many plastics are non-degradable. This new policy helps to better reduce plastic pollution in our lives.


We can adopt some new environmentally friendly tableware to protect our environment, such as non-woven bags, biodegradable paper cups,biodegradable tableware (paper pulp dinnerware), CPLA knives forks spoons, disposable paper straws and so on.

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