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2022-07-25
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Is it lazy Gospel ecological catastrophe to produce 200million plastic garbage takeout every week

recently, hungry Yao announced the acquisition of Baidu takeout. According to the big data of Chinese takeout released by hungry Yao, the current market user size has reached 600million. In 2016, the proportion of takeout users consuming more than three times a week was as high as 63.3%, which far exceeded the frequency of white-collar workers in first and second tier cities cooking at home

the reason why the capital game of the big men has attracted so much attention is that takeout has unconsciously changed our lives

the 2017 Research Report on China's local living o2o industry released by iResearch consulting shows that in 2016, local living service o2o formed two major modes: home and store, and the overall transaction scale of the industry was close to 700billion

at the same time, the Research Report on China's catering takeaway market in the first half of 2017 predicts that the overall transaction volume of the takeaway market will reach 204.56 billion yuan in 2017, with a growth rate of 23.1%

at least 200million takeout lunch boxes are discarded every week

recently, the takeout giant meituan announced that the number of daily orders exceeds 12million, and the number of hungry daily orders is about to exceed 10 million. In addition to other takeout brands, it is conservatively estimated that takeout kids send out at least 30million takeout every day

according to this consumption mode, at least 200million takeout meals are flying through the streets of the country every week. This also means that at least 200million disposable packaging boxes, 200million plastic bags and 200million disposable tableware will be discarded

there are two relevant regulations on the high standard construction of public supporting projects in China: 1. The Interim Regulations on fire prevention of external insulation system and exterior wall decoration of civil buildings jointly issued by the Ministry of public security and the Ministry of housing and urban rural development in 2009. Garbage mainly includes plastic or foam lunch boxes, plastic bags, disposable chopsticks, etc

most of the packaging boxes and bags used for packaging takeaway are disposable plastic products, which can hardly be reused

the average use time of these plastic bags and disposable lunch boxes is less than one hour. When the takeout boy handed the food to the consumers, the bags printed with advertisements of various restaurants had completed its mission

then put them into the garbage can and mix them with other kinds of garbage. Only then can the plastic bag enter the degradation process

the complete degradation of each plastic bag will take at least 470 years, and about 8million tons of plastic will be dumped into the sea every year

China is the largest plastic user in the world, and the amount of plastic dumping ranks first in the world, accounting for about 1/3. According to the daily increment of 30million, the use and dumping of plastic bags in China will continue to increase significantly

ecological pressure caused by takeaway garbage

based on one plastic bag per takeaway and 0.06 square meters of each plastic bag, the plastic bag used every day can cover 420000 square meters, which is equivalent to 59 football fields, and one West Lake in about 15 days

since most of the discarded lunch boxes have not been cleaned, and many of them contain food residues, it is not easy to recycle the lunch boxes. The recycling price of takeout lunch boxes is usually twoorthree cents a kilogram, and 50 lunch boxes are sold for less than 50 cents. Plus the cost of cleaning the lunch boxes, there is basically no profit to be made. The recycling site is not to be seen, so the takeout lunch box can only be dumped together with other garbage

plastic waste can not be recycled through clean channels, but can only be transformed into white pollution and damage the ecological environment

the dumping of marine garbage is serious.

the amount of plastic garbage we dump in the ocean is increasing every year. At this rate, the weight of plastic in the ocean will exceed the weight of marine fish by 2050

however, these plastic wastes in the ocean can not be decomposed and purified by themselves, and finally invisibly return to our food green manufacturing, which has become an internal demand chain for enterprises to achieve sustainable development

scientists call this material "plastic particles"

on October 29, 2015, Scientific American, an authoritative popular science magazine in the United States, released a survey report on Chinese salt

the report shows that among the 15 brands of common table salt purchased from all over China, ethylene terephthalate, glycol ester, polyethylene, cellophane and many other plastics used to produce plastic bottles have been found. Sea salt is the most polluted by plastic. Each pound (453g) contains more than 1200 plastic particles. Although the plastic particles in salt mines are relatively low, they also reach 800

the diameter of such microbeads is generally less than 2mm, which is not easy to see with the naked eye. In the fish markets in California and Indonesia, this cycle goes back and forth to achieve the purpose of cooling down, and 1/4 of fish contain plastic particles in their small intestine. Although the possibility that plastic particles may cause harm to human health is very low, we should still be vigilant against the risk of qualitative change caused by quantitative change

According to statistics, China produces hundreds of millions of tons of urban garbage every year, which makes many cities suffer from the pain of garbage siege

from the kingdom of plastics to the city besieged by garbage, wangjiuliang told people that hundreds of thousands of scavengers were the main force of garbage sorting and recycling at the edge of Beijing. Without their hard work, Beijing would have been flooded with garbage

these two documentaries are accompanied by pains and doubts, but the reality is that the phenomenon of garbage siege in the film exists in all major cities in China. There are frequent reports about garbage siege in various places, and a large number of takeout garbage and food residues produced every day contribute a lot to the formation of garbage siege

who will pay for the "white pollution" of the lunch box

takeout is not a unique invention of China. How to deal with foreign takeout garbage

the lunch boxes used abroad are generally cartons or degradable environmental protection materials. It is understood that in Japan, the cost of recycling lunch boxes is borne by consumers; In Europe and America, the treatment fee is borne by the manufacturer

Shanghai began to implement the Interim Measures for the management of disposable plastic lunch boxes in June 2000. The Management Department collected 3 cents from each manufacturer of disposable plastic lunch boxes as a recycling fee. However, the implementation of this system was not smooth. In may2014, this measure was abolished

there is no doubt that the recycling of lunch boxes requires costs, so the question of who will pay for them has become the key. As China still has no corresponding subsidy mechanism for the recycling of waste plastics and other renewable resources, all parties are unwilling to bear this cost

another way to learn is to learn from the Japanese model and do a good job in waste classification from the source

we have to admit that our awareness of garbage classification is weak. The classified garbage cans installed on the streets are useless. Most people still throw their garbage into a garbage can. The garbage cans in many communities are not classified. The household garbage is piled together, which makes it very difficult to sort in the later stage

in addition, our garbage classification criteria are not clear. Most people do not know which garbage is renewable and which cannot be recycled

for the treatment of white pollution, the delivery platform and users should share the cost

some take away platforms have started to take the initiative to promote environmentally friendly lunch boxes. It is reported that meituan Wai and hungry are cooperating with scientific research institutions to develop degradable and environmentally friendly lunch boxes

use safe, environmental friendly and degradable green tableware to reduce the difficulty of taking away garbage recycling and degradation. Although the rising cost may reduce the profits of takeaway platforms and businesses, this is the price that Internet must bear while reshaping people's lifestyle

the cost of the lunch box is unlikely to be borne by the merchants and the platform. If the takeout platform really launches green lunch boxes, users will share this cost more or less. But this is also fair. After all, we enjoy the convenience of eating without leaving home

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