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PS foamed plastic tableware is expected to make a comeback.

` at present, the disposable tableware market in China is very chaotic, and PS foamed plastic tableware banned by the government is prohibited, and the production line is increasing; However, the environmental protection tableware vigorously promoted by the government is not widely promoted, and the production enterprises are struggling. Disposable tableware in the fast food market is mixed, and the news of "toxic" is flying all over the sky, leaving consumers at a loss` Li Peisheng, vice president of the Beijing Institute of modern circular economy and former executive deputy director of the national packaging improvement Office of the State Council, said this in an interview a few days ago with concern in recent years

item 58 of the catalogue of eliminating backward production capacity, processes and products (the first batch) ` (order 6 for short) issued by the former State Economic and Trade Commission on February 1, 1999 clearly stipulates that disposable PS foaming plastic tableware should be eliminated by the end of 2000. It has been six years since finger flexion. How about the current implementation? Since June 1 this year, the current situation investigation team of disposable fast tableware market, composed of China Economic Herald, Beijing modern Circular Economy Research Institute and Beijing parkin (PKI) packaging Co., Ltd. under the supervision of the national development and Reform Commission, has visited five economically developed provinces including Beijing, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Guangdong for four months, and the research results are unexpected

It is understood that in 1999, China had more than 170 PS sheet production lines, and the sales volume of PS foamed plastic tableware reached 16billion. Among them, there are about 4billion to 5billion in Guangdong, accounting for 1/4 of the country. In 2005, six years after the government issued the ban, in addition to the closure and conversion of some enterprises, there were more than 200 PS sheet production lines in the country, and the disposable PS foaming plastic tableware molding machine had been transferred to township enterprises, with an annual sales volume of more than 28billion tableware (including lunch boxes, noodles bowls, cups, plates). At present, the annual consumption of fast food boxes in China is 12billion. Among them, the annual sales volume of various environmental friendly lunch boxes is 3.4 billion, accounting for 28.33% of the total consumption of disposable fast food boxes; There are 8.6 billion PS foamed plastic lunch boxes, accounting for 71.67% of the annual consumption of disposable fast food boxes. Compared with the initial stage of order 6, the total annual sales volume has increased unabated. Moreover, the average market share of PS foamed plastic lunch boxes across the country has reached more than 70%, especially in Shanghai market, almost 95% of PS foamed plastic lunch boxes

After the promulgation of order 6, a large number of environmental friendly tableware manufacturers have been launched all over the country. What about the living conditions of various environmental friendly tableware manufacturers six years later? The survey results show that their current production and operation are very difficult

after the issuance of order No. 6 of pulp molded tableware, pulp molded tableware enterprises have rapidly developed from about 100 in 1999 to about 600, and more than 500 have been closed down and converted to production at present. By 2002, there were only more than 60 pulp molding tableware production enterprises in China, with an output of only 500million, and the national average operating rate was only 1/9. Most of the products were exported, and the sales volume was only 350million, accounting for 2.92% of the sales of disposable fast food boxes. The scale-up preparation and industrial application test of PetroChina slurry polyethylene catalyst were successful

in the past six years, the number of such tableware production enterprises has decreased from dozens in 1999, with 200 sets of production equipment for various types of cardboard lunch boxes, with an annual production capacity of nearly 1.5 billion, to more than 20, with an annual production capacity of only 150million. In 2002, the output was only 15million, and the sales volume was only 10million, accounting for 0.083% of the sales volume of disposable fast food boxes

vegetable fiber tableware the production enterprises of this kind of tableware are generally small in scale, most of them developed from 1999 to 2002, and a number of enterprises have closed down at present. In 2002, the output was only more than 10 million, and the sales volume was only 5 million, accounting for 0.042% of the sales volume of disposable fast food boxes

disposable degradable plastic tableware (light/biological EPS type, starch filled EPS type and light/biodegradable PP type) among these products, the degradation performance of light/biodegradable PP tableware is relatively good, and China has a certain production capacity. In 2002, there were more than 80 manufacturers in China, with an output of 3.5 billion and a sales volume of 3 billion, which was 1/2 of the total production capacity of 6 billion, accounting for 25% of the sales of disposable fast food boxes. This kind of tableware cannot compete with PS foamed plastic tableware because of its cost performance. In order to reduce costs, some manufacturers, regardless of the interests of consumers, arbitrarily increase the amount of calcium carbonate and talc powder in the formula, forming a current situation that "environmental protection lunch box" is "toxic lunch box". At present, some local governments are organizing relevant departments to fight against counterfeits

huge economic losses

those who want to push can't be pushed, and those who are forbidden can't help it. The direct consequence of the conflict between policies and market rules is the huge losses of resources, equipment and investment. In the six years after the National Order No. 6 was issued, first of all, the banned object - PS foaming plastic tableware production enterprises partially closed down and switched to production; Secondly, various alternative products supported by the State - environmental protection tableware production enterprises, due to the inferior performance and price of products, can not compete with PS foaming plastic tableware and close down or change production; Third, the established production line for recycling waste PS foamed plastic tableware was forced to stop running due to the implementation of order No. 6

according to industry experts, after the implementation of order No. 6, the economic losses caused by the start-up and shutdown of various fast food production lines and recycling devices across the country will be at least more than 2billion yuan

ps foamed plastic tableware is expected to make a comeback

how to develop China's fast tableware industry? Whether to continue to implement the No. 6 order of the former State Economic and Trade Commission or to take the road of recycling and recycling with the concept of circular economy has aroused widespread concern from all walks of life

Tang saizhen, senior engineer of China Light Industry Information Center, believes that according to years of practical experience and research results at home and abroad, PS foamed plastic tableware is not the culprit of "white pollution". It is non-toxic, harmless, hygienic and safe, and can be recycled. From the comprehensive analysis and evaluation of resources, energy, application, sanitary performance, recycling and degradation performance and price, except that the raw materials are not from renewable resources and difficult to degrade after use, other items are better than all kinds of disposable fast food tableware, that is, its cost performance is the best among all kinds of disposable tableware. From the assessment of the life cycle of disposable fast food tableware, such as in the harsh use of automotive cooling systems, PS foamed plastic tableware is a green environmental protection product that conforms to the 3R (reduction, recycling, reuse) principle. Therefore, in the current situation that the technical and economic problems of alternative products have not been completely solved, there are still many problems in application and sanitary performance, and there is a large demand in the market, PS foamed plastic tableware should undoubtedly be the preferred product of disposable fast tableware at present

Li Peisheng pointed out that the formulation and implementation of a law and order should be realistic, scientific, conform to the law of market economy, stand the test of practice, and become people's conscious action, rather than relying on administrative means of 'management, restriction, and pressure'. Over the past six years, the experience and lessons of "banning white" in all parts of the country are thought-provoking, especially the 16 character policy of "source control, recycling, gradual prohibition and encouraging substitution" implemented by Shanghai, as well as the implementation of the "three cent" project, have established a perfect recycling management network, which not only ensures that the hygienic and safe PS foaming plastic tableware occupies a dominant position in the market, but also solves the pollution problem well. Reasonable recycling makes PS foamed plastic tableware on the road of circular economy

it is reported that Guangdong, Zhejiang and other major consumer provinces of PS foamed plastic tableware are preparing to lift the ban on PS foamed plastic tableware and take the road of recycling. In Shanghai, where the recycling network is very sound and PS foamed plastic tableware is dominant, there are few "toxic lunch boxes". Therefore, industry experts believe that the effective measures to solve the current chaos in the disposable tableware market are to promote the successful experience of Shanghai nationwide and take the road of recycling economy. The investigation team of the current situation of the disposable tableware market has reported the investigation results to the relevant government departments in the form of a proposal, and the relevant departments are further studying the matter

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