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2022-07-30
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American media: China's takeout market is booming, but the problem of plastic waste deserves attention. According to American media, the rapid development of China's takeout application software has filled the country with takeout lunch boxes, tableware and packaging bags. Researchers and recyclers say that the vast majority of these plastic products are eventually discarded, buried, or burned together with other garbage

according to the New York Times website on May 28, scientists estimated that China's take away business generated 1.6 million tons of packaging waste in 2017, nine times that of two years ago. This includes 1.2 million tons of plastic boxes, 175000 tons of disposable chopsticks, 164000 tons of plastic bags and 44000 tons of plastic spoons. It is estimated that the year-on-year growth rate is 53.6% and 53.3% respectively. Is it an opportunity that this figure will increase to about 200 in 2018? The key lies in whether the coal enterprises can actively adapt to market changes and require financial institutions not to use the 5.7 start landing or emergency stop button to "cut" tons

it is reported that the per capita amount of plastic waste produced in China is still lower than that in the United States. However, researchers estimate that nearly three-quarters of China's plastic waste will eventually enter poorly managed landfills or open-air places, so it is easy to enter the sea. It takes centuries for plastics to degrade on the seafloor

it is also reported that recyclers try to convert some plastic wastes in China into usable forms for use by factories. Government statistics show that about a quarter of plastic waste in China can be recycled, while in the United States, the proportion is less than 10%

but in China, takeout boxes are basically not recycled. Because they must be cleaned first. Their weight is so small that waste collectors have to collect a large amount of waste before they can sell it to recyclers

it is reported that for many Chinese people who are overworked or simply lazy, takeout platforms are replacing their own cooking or dining out as their preferred way to obtain nutrition. A delivery platform said that it received 6.4 billion delivery orders last year, an increase of nearly 60% over 2017

it is reported that the takeaway app may also indirectly encourage restaurants to increase plastic consumption. Chinese restaurants that do business through takeout platforms say they rely heavily on user reviews. In order to avoid being criticized for spilling food, they prefer to use heavier lunch boxes or wrap food with a layer of plastic wrap

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