2020 starts in a silent war, which is also related to the 2020 development trend of all walks of life. On January 19, the national development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of ecological environment issued the "opinions on Further Strengthening the control of plastic pollution", which forbids the use of non degradable disposable plastic products. This is the 2020 development trend of plastic products manufacturers.
According to the plastic restriction order, by the end of 2020, non degradable plastic bags will be prohibited in shopping malls, supermarkets, pharmacies, bookstores and other places in the built-up areas of municipalities directly under the central government, provincial capital cities and cities separately listed in the plan, as well as catering package and takeout services and various exhibition activities, and the use of non degradable plastic bags in the market will be standardized and restricted; by the end of 2020, the use of non degradable plastic bags in the catering industry of the whole country will be prohibited By the end of 2022, star hotels and other places across the country will no longer actively provide disposable plastic products, and can provide related services by setting up self-help purchasing machines and providing continuous filling detergents Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian and other postal express outlets, Guangdong and other provinces will prohibit the use of non degradable plastic bags and disposable plastic woven bags in advance, reducing the use of non degradable plastic tape. By the end of 2025, non degradable plastic packaging bags, plastic tape, disposable plastic woven bags, etc. will be prohibited in Postal Express outlets across the country.
Behind the huge number of enterprises is the rising market demand. According to relevant research reports, at present, the consumption of plastic products in many industries is amazing. Take the express industry as an example. In 2018, the express industry consumed more than 50 billion express waybills, about 5.3 billion woven bags, 24.5 billion plastic bags, 5.7 billion envelopes, 14.3 billion packaging boxes and 43 billion meters of adhesive tape. The packaging tape used every year can circle the earth 1077 times.
In fact, with the improvement of environmental awareness, some leading enterprises are also actively seeking to reduce the use of non degradable disposable plastic products.
Some media believe that restricting plastic products and actively looking for relevant substitutes may be the key to solve the problem. In the face of plastic lunch boxes and express packaging products which account for a large proportion of consumption, products made of other materials will face the constraints of resources, costs, profits and other factors. Based on a variety of factors, it is expected that the demand for paper packaging products will increase significantly from 2020 to 2025.
According to statistics, the total capacity of corrugated box paper of China's paper packaging products is about 70 million tons in 2019, which is still increasing year by year; however, the consumption level has declined in recent years. After the corrugated paper demand peaked in 2017, the consumption demand in 2019 decreased for two consecutive years to about 47 million tons, which was about 1.5% lower than that in 2017. It is believed that in the process of pushing forward the plastic restriction order, the demand for paper packaging will increase again. According to the current annual use of 4 million tons of plastic bags and outer packaging, and considering the reuse of paperless express related business and packaging consumables, it is estimated that plastic products that can be replaced by paper packaging will account for about 6% to 10% of the total plastic products in the future, and the earthquake magnitude is about 7 million tons.
Packaging paper replacement demand is imminent, to plastic manufacturers a new challenge!
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