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Is it better to use paper bags or plastic bags for food packaging?

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Food packaging bags belong to plastic waste and can be recycled.

food packaging,
in life,
can be packed in paper bags,
can also be packed in plastic bags,
compared with the two,
paper bags are better than plastic bags
as we all know,
plastic bags are one of the important sources of environmental pollution on our earth
they will eventually become garbage on earth,
pollute the environment,
every year, thousands of marine animals will die from eating plastic bags by mistake
plastic bags buried in landfills may take about 1000 years to decompose,
and in this process,
they will decompose into smaller and smaller toxic particles,
which are also an important cause of soil and water pollution

in addition,
the production of plastic bags will also consume millions of gallons of oil,
which is also the most precious resource on earth,
and is gradually decreasing
experts estimate that the number of plastic bags consumed and discarded in the world will be between 500 billion and 1 trillion every year,
which is equivalent to more than 1 million plastic bags we use every minute
here are some information about plastic bags,
which will help you pay attention to the value of reusing environmental protection bags

plastic bags are not biodegradable:
they actually undergo a process called photodegradation,
that is, they will decompose into smaller and smaller toxic particles,
pollute soil and water,
and finally enter the atmosphere and food chain
when animals accidentally swallow them,
they may lose their lives

according to data from the environmental protection agency,
more than 380 billion plastic bags are used in the United States every year
among them,
about 100 billion are plastic shopping bags,
which will cause a loss of $4 billion to retailers every year
according to various estimates,
Taiwan consumes 20 billion plastic bags per year (900 per person),
Japan consumes 300 billion plastic bags per year (300 per person),
Australia consumes 6.9 billion plastic bags per year (326 per person)

every year, thousands of whales, dolphins, turtles and other marine mammals die by eating discarded plastic bags
in Africa,
discarded plastic bags are so common that
household handicrafts have emerged. People there collect bags and use them to weave hats, bags and other items. One such group collects 30000 plastic bags a month, the BBC reported

plastic bags have even become commonplace as garbage in Antarctica and other remote areas. With the arrival of the British Antarctic expedition, plastic bags have changed from rare in the late 1980s and early 1990s to plastic bags in almost all parts of Antarctica

at present, some governments in the world are beginning to realize the seriousness of this problem and are taking actions to help solve it. For example, in 2001, Ireland used 1.2 billion plastic bags a year, about 316 per person

in 2002, the Irish government imposed a plastic bag consumption tax (called plastax), which reduced consumption by 90%. The tax of $0.15 per bag is paid by the consumer at the checkout of the store. In addition to reducing waste, Irish taxes have saved about 18 million litres of oil. Several other governments around the world are now considering similar taxes on plastic bags

and Japan has also passed a law authorizing the government to warn businesses that use plastic bags excessively. Shops usually pack every commodity in their own bag. The Japanese believe that this is not only a good hygiene habit, but also a sign of respect or politeness in the past, many people used plastic bags for food packaging. In recent years, with the enhancement of people’s awareness of environmental protection and their concern for personal health, only belt has become a major food packaging tool. Plastic itself is a chemical product, so when it comes into contact with food, it will produce some harmful substances, which will have a great impact on the human body. This has been proved in the scientific community, so most people will use paper bags instead of plastic bags

plastic pollution is very serious in cities

in terms of the concept of environmental protection, plastic bags belong to garbage that is difficult to eliminate and can not even decompose for tens of thousands of years. It is a great disaster for our environment. In terms of environmental protection, paper bags are also the best choice. From the above description, we can see that plastic bags have many disadvantages, so we should choose to only hope that our friends can set an example, cherish our body and protect the environment

for this problem, I personally think. I think this is definitely that paper bags will be better, because some plastics really emit those chemical smells under high temperature. There is also plastic pollution of the environment. This is also an important factor
limit the use of plastic bags to save resources and protect the environment
while providing convenience for consumers, plastic shopping bags also cause serious waste of resources and environmental pollution due to overuse and inadequate recycling. It is estimated that 3 tons of oil will be consumed for each ton of plastic produced
in China, the waste plastics entering the landfill with domestic waste account for 3-5% of the weight of landfill waste every year, most of which are waste plastic shopping bags, especially ultra-thin plastic bags with a thickness of less than 0.025mm. Waste plastics are not easy to degrade under natural conditions, resulting in long-term and potential ecological and environmental problems
since June 1, 2008, the state has banned the production, sale and use of plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than 0.025mm, referred to as ultra-thin plastic shopping bags for short; Since June 1, 2008, all supermarkets, shopping malls, fairs and other commodity retail places have implemented the paid use system of plastic shopping bags, and plastic shopping bags are not allowed to be provided free of charge
all relevant departments should improve the recycling level of waste plastics through relevant policies, standards, technologies and other methods; Advocate consumers to carry cloth belts and vegetables again, and reduce the use of plastic bags
China has implemented the notice of the general office of the State Council on restricting the production and sale of plastic shopping bags, which is also known as the “plastic restriction order”. It stipulates that the production, sale and use of plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than 0.025 mm are prohibited, and commodity retail places are required to implement a paid use system of plastic shopping bags
over the past 10 years, supermarkets and shopping malls have implemented the “plastic restriction order” in place, and free plastic bags are still everywhere in farmers’ markets, making the “plastic restriction order” awkward. Due to the development of new business forms, there is a resurgence of plastic waste in express packaging and takeout lunch boxes. Some people say that the “plastic restriction order” should be upgraded. How about Nanjing
according to Yang
Yang, a reporter from Nanjing TV station, the relevant person in charge of a district market supervision bureau said that since 2015, the district has not issued a “plastic restriction order” ticket. Before the introduction of the plastic restriction order, plastic bags were mainly concentrated in supermarkets, shopping malls, market fairs and other commodity retail places. In recent 10 years, supermarkets and shopping malls have implemented the “plastic restriction order” in place, and the hardest hit areas are mainly concentrated in farmers’ markets. At present, there are basically no ultra-thin plastic bags with a thickness of less than 0.025mm in the farmers’ market, but the regulations on the paid use of plastic bags are poorly implemented, and the management department has the problem of difficult evidence collection
in addition, according to the plastic restriction order, the industrial and commercial departments should investigate and deal with the use of unqualified plastic bags in accordance with the product quality law and other laws and regulations, but the relevant rules and crackdown of the product quality law are very limited
the person in charge also pointed out that fines are not an end, let alone a good way to fundamentally solve the problem. Even through a fine? So, of course, paper bags are better.

as one of the four families of food packaging, paper packaging has become synonymous with safety, fashion and style because of its environmental protection and renewable, which shows its unique charm and value to consumers and producers. Under the beautiful appearance, what are the functions of paper packaging? How will the future paper packaging lead the food industry to stand out? Paper packaging has changed China’s food industry. Who will change next? Let’s walk into the world of paper packaging

I. food cannot be separated from packaging

first, let’s make a reverse hypothetical thinking: what will food be like without packaging? It is conceivable that the final result must be that a large number of food decays in advance and a large number of food is wasted. The final destination of rotten and wasted food is landfill

over the years, there have been many calls to reduce the use of packaging in the market. We do not object to reducing transitional packaging, but we think we should think from another level of packaging – only after the food is not deteriorated after packaging or the shelf life is extended, can we ensure that more food is really consumed instead of being wasted as garbage. According to the statistics of relevant United Nations organizations, about 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted in the world, equivalent to one third of the total production, while 815 million people in the world are still hungry, accounting for 11% of the global population. The total amount of wasted food is enough to feed the hungry. Packaging is one of the important and effective solutions that can help reduce food waste

Second, the value of food packaging

as the carrier of food, food packaging is an integral part of food. The value brought by food packaging to the food industry includes:

value brought to consumers: Maslow Theory divides consumer needs into five categories: physiological needs, safety needs, social needs, respect needs and self realization. The so-called “food is the most important thing for the people”, while “food is safety first”. People must first live – have enough to eat and be full; Secondly, we should live healthily – safe and hygienic; Thirdly, we should live better – nutrition, freshness, portability, senses and culture. Therefore, the most basic demand of consumers for food packaging, or the most basic value of food packaging for consumers, is “safe, fresh and convenient”

value to producers:

each has its own advantages and disadvantages
advantages of paper bag packaging: compared with plastic bags, it is more environmentally friendly, and the garbage generated after eating is easier to deal with. Unlike plastic bags, which are non degradable and can pollute the environment if discarded casually, professional treatment costs are high
food packaged in paper bags is also relatively safer. Plastic is a high molecular polymer. When encountering high temperature, it will be poisonous and harmful substances, which is not conducive to human health
disadvantages of paper bag packaging: the reliability of packaging is poor, and it is easy to be damaged during transportation, resulting in losses

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