In 2020, the national development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of ecological environment jointly issued the opinions on Further Strengthening the treatment of plastic pollution, which made it clear that the use of plastic products will be restricted by stages, fields and steps from January 1, 2021.
Now, this upgraded "plastic restriction order" has been officially implemented for more than a year. How is it implemented? Since March 23, the reporter has interviewed and understood.
Sales restriction Department: restricted
Plastic pollution control involves many departments
According to the spirit of the opinions on Further Strengthening the treatment of plastic pollution, the municipal development and Reform Commission and the Ecological Environment Bureau issued the implementation measures for further strengthening the treatment of plastic pollution in Longyan City, which made it clear that relevant departments at all levels of the government should strengthen supervision, form a joint supervision force for the restriction of production, sale and use of some plastic products, strictly block the entry of non-conforming plastic bags into the market, and establish and improve the production, circulation, consumption Management system for key links such as recycling and disposal.
"Since last year, we have investigated the plastic shopping bag and agricultural film production enterprises under our jurisdiction. From the situation of touch and discharge, five enterprises involved in the production of obsolete plastic products in our city have been listed for elimination as planned. There is no plastic shopping bag production enterprise and one agricultural film production enterprise, and no illegal acts such as the production of products prohibited by the state have been found." The relevant person in charge of the ecological agricultural and economic section of the municipal development and Reform Commission said.
We should not only limit production, but also sales and use. According to reports, in order to promote the reduction of disposable plastic products in key circulation areas, our city will give full play to the role of grass-roots operation and service outlets of the city's supply and marketing system and eliminate "two thin" plastic products; Promote the reduction of disposable plastic products in hotels and scenic spots, advocate green procurement, encourage tourists to carry cloth bags, and promote reusable environmental protection shopping bags and degradable packaging films (bags); Promote the reduction of disposable plastic products in the catering industry, and prohibit the use of non degradable disposable tableware. In addition, we will further promote public institutions to reduce the use of disposable plastic products. By guiding public institutions such as schools, hospitals, venues and their canteens, hotels, training centers and other units to gradually stop providing non degradable disposable plastic products in an all-round way from not offering non degradable disposable plastic products voluntarily and free of charge.
It is worth mentioning that our city has strengthened the Green Governance of express packaging. Up to now, it has organized 9 law enforcement inspections, inspected enterprises 18 times and dispatched law enforcement inspectors 18 times.
The city has also promoted the optimization and upgrading of the recycling and disposal of plastic products by promoting the recycling project of renewable resources, carrying out the pilot work of rural waste treatment and resource utilization, and strengthening the scientific and technological support of plastic recycling.
Merchants: actively seeking change in the market
In many supermarkets in the central urban area, the reporter saw that from the cashier to the cooked food area, the packaging bags were replaced with degradable plastic bags, and the commodities of degradable plastic bags were added in the stores. In many chain brand fast food restaurants and beverage stores, plastic bags and lunch boxes for packaging have been replaced with environmental protection bags and lunch boxes that meet the requirements, and plastic straws have been replaced with paper straws.
In many residential areas, supermarkets and market supermarkets, there are self-service equipment for free code scanning and receiving degradable plastic bags. Mr. Lin, a businessman, has been promoting the self-service environmental protection bag taking machine for half a year. He feels that with the concept of environmental protection deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, the market's acceptance of the self-service bag taking machine is gradually improving. "What is received and distributed free of charge is not only a degradable plastic bag, but also can promote the formation of public green environmental protection habits."
Consumers: shopping habits are changing
Before going shopping, Ms. Lu, a citizen who lives in Longteng South Road, took out the neatly stacked cloth bag in the drawer, "it is large in capacity, durable, clean when dirty, save money and environmental protection. After forming a habit, she won't feel in trouble."
"As long as you go out to buy, fold the cloth bag and put it in the bag, which is convenient and environmentally friendly." Ms. Wu, a citizen, told reporters that environmental protection bags have become necessary for going out.
In front of a vegetable stall in Dongxiao farmers' market, Aunt Chen, a citizen, was picking up food materials with an environmental protection bag. "My cloth bag is very strong and can't break dozens of kilograms of vegetables. Now I carry this bag to buy vegetables every day."
Nowadays, more and more consumers have prepared environmental protection bags in advance. "In the past, the size of plastic bags used in shopping at home could be filled with a small carton. After realizing that it was neither hygienic nor environmentally friendly, I began to reduce the use of plastic bags." Ms. Lu said.
Practice green life, everyone can do. The reporter hereby suggests that consumers should bring their own environmental protection shopping bags when shopping; When dining, avoid packing and reduce the use of lunch boxes; Consciously classify garbage and promote the recycling of plastic waste.