Environmental PE film is essentially plastic. Some friends raised a question, why can't we get rid of plastic? As the saying goes, to solve this problem, we must start from the root. To solve the problems brought by plastics for many years, we must analyze the advantages and disadvantages of plastic packaging. In Europe alone, the total amount of plastic packaging produced in 2018 reached an amazing 24.7 million tons, which is so high because plastic has unparalleled advantages and is a very good packaging material.
Advantages of plastic packaging: plastic bottles are 87% lighter than ordinary glass bottles, which greatly reduces the transportation management cost and improves the customer availability of the company;. Plastic resources are efficient. Raw material plastic production consumes half of the energy consumed by alternative materials. Although plastics are by-products of the oil industry, they account for only 4% of global oil production;. The production cost of plastics is low, which is convenient for product packaging and distribution and reduces consumption expenditure;. Plastic is an excellent barrier material. Plastic packaging can effectively prolong the shelf life of food during storage.
In the global economy, food waste emits 33 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year. However, using only a very small amount of plastic can help extend the shelf life of fresh food and reduce total emissions. Research shows that only 1.5g plastic packaging can prolong the shelf life of Cucumber by 11 days and high-quality steak by 10 days. Using plastic film to protect agricultural products such as potatoes and sweet potatoes can reduce waste by two-thirds.
With China's plastic packaging has been widely used to realize the global economic development of food, beverage, household electronic technology products and consumer goods with Chinese characteristics in the enterprise supply chain. While continuing to meet the market needs of different consumers, developing feasible new materials is a difficult task. Based on the above point, the birth of environmental protection PE film is very important. It has brought a new pattern in the packaging industry. Even in the face of huge production, you don't have to worry about being thrown everywhere for real recycling.