On November 30, Li Zhiping, director of the market construction Department of the Department of Commerce of Hainan Province, said at the press conference on the comprehensive rectification of the plastic ban in the farmers' market of Hainan province that the finance of Hainan Province has arranged 23 million yuan to supplement the plastic ban in the farmers' market. At present, this fund has been allocated to all cities and counties. "For a stall, if the original cost of using non degradable bags is 20 yuan per day, the cost of fully using all biodegradable bags per day can be reduced from about 50 yuan to 25-30 yuan through reward and subsidy measures."
Citizens use degradable plastic bags to buy vegetables at the farmers' market (photo source: visual China)
"According to the situation of centralized procurement in the farmers' market in the early stage, the price of all biodegradable bags purchased centrally has been reduced by 20% compared with the dealer's price." Li Zhiping introduced that the finance of Hainan Province has arranged a reward of 23 million yuan to supplement the farmers' market for plastic prohibition. Referring to the market usage, it is planned to supplement the farmers' market with a reward of 30% of the sales price of all biodegradable bags. The two measures are superimposed, It can reduce the terminal price of alternatives by 45-50%. At the same time, cities and counties are also encouraged to take measures according to local conditions to promote the reduction of the use of disposable bags in the farmers' market, such as promoting the use of recycled shopping bags or shopping baskets in the farmers' market and paying a deposit.
At present, the award and subsidy funds have been allocated to all cities and counties. In the next step, relevant provincial departments will organize joint inspectors to supervise all cities and counties to make good use of the award and subsidy funds. The Provincial Department of Commerce and the provincial plastic ban office will organize a special assessment of the farmers' market, and the reward funds will be recovered for the farmers' market that fails to meet the plastic ban.