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Shenyang eliminates "white pollution" paper bags instead of plastic bags

one day, you can meet the requirements of important projects such as high-speed rail and go shopping in the supermarket. When you come out, you will hold a large paper bag in your arms, instead of the usual portable plastic bag today. With the promulgation of the local regulations on banning the production, sale and use of ultra-thin plastic bags in Shenyang at the end of May, the city will soon "ban" ultra-thin plastic bags with a thickness of less than 0.06mm. This shows Shenyang's determination to say "no" to "white pollution"

plastic bags are seriously polluted

it is urgent for Shenyang to eliminate "white pollution" and prevent plastic bags from floating in the streets and lanes of Shenyang

at present, Shenyang consumes nearly 15000 tons of plastic convenience bags every year, about 3billion, of which ultra-thin plastic bags account for more than 80%. According to the survey, a large supermarket uses 400000 ~ 600000 plastic convenience bags every month. The thickness of plastic bags used by Carrefour, everyman, Tesco, etc. is mostly 0.04 ~ 0.06 mm, while the plastic bags sold in the market are also ultra-thin plastic bags with a thickness of less than 0.06 mm

after a large number of plastic packaging bags are discarded, it has caused great pollution harm to the urban environment. The "white pollution" in Shenyang is the most serious at urban entrances and exits, at the junction of urban and rural areas, near landfills, and around morning and evening markets. Especially in the spring and autumn monsoon season, ultra-thin plastic bags "fly all over the sky", causing "visual pollution". The Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau conducted a sampling survey near the Hushitai simple waste discharge site and found that millions of waste plastic bags were stacked on the fields of nearly two square kilometers on both sides of the road and the surrounding trees. "White pollution" can also be seen everywhere in the green trees of the street market in the city, in non main streets and residential areas, and in the corners of the park

Shi Qijin, director of Shenyang Environmental Protection Bureau, said in an interview that what is the most important original testing machine that causes "white pollution" in the city? There are three reasons: first, more than 2000 tons of domestic waste produced every day in the city are randomly placed or simply stacked at urban entrances and exits and the urban-rural fringe, causing a large number of ultra-thin plastic bags to rise with the wind, forming "visual pollution" of "trees"; Second, the waste landfill is poorly managed, and the discharged waste is not compacted and covered in time, resulting in the scattering of plastic bags; Third, the ultra-thin plastic bags were discarded everywhere after the market was dispersed due to the incomplete garbage cleaning of individual morning and evening markets and the inadequate environmental health supervision and management

in fact, the impact of "white pollution" on the environment does not stop at the "visual" level - after aging, discarded plastic bags are not easy to degrade in nature, causing land hardening and affecting crop growth. After testing, plastic bags can only rot after being buried underground for more than 200 years, and seriously pollute the soil; The implementation of incineration projects will produce harmful smoke and toxic gases, which will cause pollution to the atmospheric environment. At the same time, some plastic bags used to pack fast food and food on the market contain toxic ingredients such as styrene, which seriously endanger human health

awareness measures should be strengthened

October 24 last year was the centenary "birthday" of plastic bags. In the selection of environmental protection products carried out by European environmental protection organizations that year, plastic bags were rated as the worst invention of mankind in the 20th century

in fact, most people have realized the harm of "white pollution". But many people admit that although plastic bags are not a good thing, governments and environmental protection organizations are calling on people to use less or not, because people have been used to the convenience of plastic bags, it is difficult to discard them now. Many consumers think that plastic bags are free. Why can't I use them when others can use them? In the final analysis, it is precisely because some people have weak environmental awareness that plastic bags can become popular

at present, Tianjin, Dalian and other cities in China have included ultra-thin plastic bags into the governance scope, but the governance effect is not ideal. They can only control large supermarkets and shopping malls, and the control effect on the market and retail market is not good. It can be seen that the treatment of "white pollution" can not be successful only by a single administrative order. In addition to its governance, on the one hand, we should strengthen the quality education of citizens and standardize their behavior; On the other hand, we should use economic levers to guide people's behavior. In an interview, environmental protection experts pointed out that: with the government's ban, abandoning plastic packaging bags and switching to paper packaging bags also requires efforts in adjusting the industrial structure and formulating rules of the game - relevant departments will be responsible for introducing new technologies, selecting a number of paper packaging production enterprises to give policy support, and forming economies of scale, so that paper packaging can gradually replace plastic packaging; In addition, a garbage recycling and recycling system should be established to ensure the recycling of degradable plastic and paper packaging bags

environmental experts also said that Ireland imposed a 15 euro tax on each plastic bag to reduce the frequency of people using plastic bags, which has reduced the use of plastic bags in the country by 90%. Shopping malls and supermarkets in Germany have large and small plastic bags for customers to choose from, but they are not free gifts, but charge a fee, and the price is not cheap. Because consumers use plastic bags to pollute the environment, they have to bear certain treatment costs. Nowadays, most Germans carry bamboo baskets or cloth bags when shopping on the street, greatly reducing the use of plastic bags

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