Recently saw such a report: Luo Chengzheng, honorary chairman of the China Animal Products Processing Research Association, made a statement to the relevant state authorities and proposed to collect pollution fees from dairy companies in order to reasonably solve the problem of environmental pollution caused by dairy packaging. In an interview with an interviewer, a senior of a famous dairy company held that it was not a single person or two who could determine that the aseptic soft packaging of dairy products caused pollution to the environment. At present, the relevant state departments have not confirmed this. He even believes that due to the frequent battles between the Pastern milk and UHT milk camps in the two camps, “this is very likely to be the result of certain interest groups operating and holding ulterior motives.”
Regarding packaging, there is no pollution to the environment. Although the conventional packaging concept is based on materials, such as reduction, reuse, recycling, and biodegradability, the author believes that the biggest problem is not this, but whether the packaging has Entering the environment where we live and ultimately causing adverse effects on the environment.
Low packaging recovery
Take Tetra Pak as an example. Even if the company is currently accelerating the recovery of Tetra Pak's recycling rate globally in an effort to increase the recycling rate to 26% in 2008, the current success of recycling packaging will depend more on dairy products. The attitude of the company and the relevant awareness of the consumer make it difficult to operate.
Looking at the domestic color-recycling company, which specializes in dairy packaging recycling, 98% of the company's raw materials come from the corner scraps of companies such as Tetra Pak; followed by linking up with some schools to recycle the “student milk” packaging; or to waste recycling. Station, a family to buy a bargain. They also opened a Tetra Pak recycling hotline, but only three or four phones are received each day. There are Fullen paper mills. The company's capacity to handle recycled dairy packaging is 300 tons per month, but currently it can only recover about 10 tons per month. The remaining capacity can only be used to process conventional waste paper.
The actual domestic consumption of dairy products for one year reached 110,000 tons. According to relevant reports, at present, the recovery of dairy packaging in the Chinese market is probably 1% and 2%.
Is paper packaging really green?
Let's look at another report: In recent days, reports on PPA paper cutting natural forests have been frequently reported. As a result of the continuous deforestation of forest resources, the desertification of the earth continues to accelerate and the living environment of human beings continues to deteriorate. With the rapid economic development, when will we be able to pay more attention to the natural environment on which we live? While pursuing investment promotion, relevant departments of the government have taken into consideration the corresponding supervision and supervision measures. Have you ever wondered what the purchase from a "third party" will bring when there is no self-constructed forest resource? There are other problems with paper packaging. For example, large quantities of water used in the processing of paper products and the resulting water pollution have caused environmental problems. A food packaging expert discussed with the author why he abandoned the recyclable plastic lunch box and chose the paper lunch box as a disposable lunch box. He sadly said: “Let a large number of laymen discuss the Chinese disposable tableware with a small number of experts. The market is moving, but ultimately the decision-makers are mostly laymen, and they finally choose paper lunch boxes.However, the large amount of pollution in the processing of paper lunch boxes, coupled with the large number of deforestation, do harm to the environment than the plastic lunch boxes may cause Times.” A recent article analyzed the processing of paper and plastic packaging. The conclusion is that paper packaging is far inferior to plastic packaging in terms of the consumption of water and electricity during processing and the friendliness of the processing environment. It can be seen that the environmental protection of so-called paper packaging is only from the material itself.
Paper packaging and plastic packaging can bring convenience to life. How to rationally use, how to ensure that in the production, use, recycling and other links to strengthen supervision and management, and how to improve the public awareness of environmental protection, is the key to solving environmental problems and achieve green packaging.