Russian satellite news agency, Moscow, October 17 -- Ilyina, a researcher in the teaching and research section of general ecology and aquatic biology of the Department of Biology of Moscow State University, Russia, said in an interview with the satellite news agency that completely giving up plastic would bring mankind back to the past, because not all types of plastic packaging have lower risk alternatives, and only "all disposable plastic products" are prohibited.
She said: "If we completely give up plastic, our choices will include glass, metal and paper. Papermaking leaves more traces to the environment than plastic. The production of pulp is extremely harmful, and we need to cut down forests for this. The production of glass and metal also causes damage to the environment, and they are more expensive. Foolish to think that if we give up plastic, we will use paper and glass to make the same amount of packaging. This is economically impossible Yes, we will go back to the past. "
The expert explained that,
The beneficial property of plastics is that they help to preserve products better without violating sanitary standards.
She stressed: "If we give up plastic completely, we will suffer a huge impact on product quality and corresponding quality of life."
According to Erie Yingna, we should not give up all plastics, but give up "all disposable plastic products" and look for substitutes for them.
In December 2021, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Abramchenko said that Russia planned to ban disposable plastic tableware and non recyclable colored plastic products from the beginning of 2023.
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