Strengthening plastic pollution control The development of domestic recycled plastic industry may us

Strengthening plastic pollution control The development of domestic recycled plastic industry may usher in opportunities

The "Opinions on Further Strengthening the Control of Plastic Pollution" was released, and some plastic products will be banned, but recycling of waste plastics is an effective way to prevent and control plastic pollution. The domestic related industry, the recycled plastics industry, may have the opportunity to develop.

The Ministry of Ecology and Environment today announced the "Opinions on Further Strengthening the Control of Plastic Pollution". By the end of 2020, China will take the lead in banning and restricting the production, sales and use of some plastic products in some regions and areas. By the end of 2022, disposable plastic products Consumption has decreased significantly, and alternative products have been promoted.

As a large country producing plastic products, as small, scattered and polluting enterprises are basically cleared, downstream demand growth has accelerated, resulting in a rapid increase in plastic product output. It is estimated that the output of domestic plastic products enterprises above designated size will be 79.915 million tons in 2019, a year-on-year increase of 32.26%. At the same time, plastic pollution is increasing. Today, about one-third of the nearly 300 million tons of plastic produced each year is thrown away immediately after use. Most of the waste plastic is incinerated in landfills and is likely to remain; most of the rest will eventually flow into the sea. "All the plastics produced so far are enough to wrap the entire planet," said Jan Zalasvich, a scientist at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

In order to strengthen the management of plastic pollution, in addition to restricting the use of plastic products, strengthening the recovery of waste plastics is also an effective way. At present, both at home and abroad. At a meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, in early May 2019, the Basel Convention was amended to add dirty plastic waste to import and export restrictions. This is the first international legal restriction on plastic waste. The amendment agreement came into effect on January 1, 2021. Domestically, China completely prohibits the import of waste plastics; establishes and improves a waste agricultural film recycling system; regulates the disposal and disposal of waste fishing nets and fishing gear; promotes the standardization, centralization, and industrialization of plastic waste resource utilization; related projects must be directed to resource recycling bases, etc. Agglomeration in the park to improve the level of resource utilization of plastic waste. The above measures will point the way for the development of the domestic recycled plastics industry.

At present, Hebei, Shandong, Henan and other places are promoting recycling plastics processing plants to enter the park. Due to the sluggish market conditions in 2019, due to the impact of imported materials and the low price of new materials, domestic recycling manufacturers have a lot of difficulties in production and operation. The annual output of domestic recycled PE has fallen by more than 1 million tons compared with last year. The annual production profit of recycled PE manufacturers has basically remained at 200-500 yuan / ton, and in the second half of 2017, the profit was as high as 1,000 yuan / ton or more. In general, the current development of the domestic recycled plastics industry has encountered setbacks. In order to achieve the prevention and control of plastic pollution, the implementation and implementation of some specific policies will have a profound impact on the future development of the recycled plastics industry under the guidance of the national policy.