Disposable tableware can be divided into biodegradable, photo/biodegradable materials and materials that are easy to recycle.
1. Biodegradable: such as paper products (including pulp molding type, cardboard coating type), edible powder molding type, plant fiber molding type, etc.;
2, light / biodegradable materials: light / biodegradable plastic (non-foaming) type, such as photobiodegradable PP;
3, easy to recycle materials: such as polypropylene (PP), high impact polystyrene (HIPS), biaxially oriented polystyrene (BOPS), natural inorganic mineral filled polypropylene composite products.
The reasons for prohibiting disposable tableware are as follows:
1. Foamed plastic tableware is difficult to recycle after being used up;
2. The foaming agent used in the production of some enterprises is butane (ie, the gas of a lighter), which is easy to catch fire and unsafe;
3, the product is easily dissolved at high temperature (>65 ° C), the use is not safe, especially in the microwave oven is easy to melt;
4, the product is large, transportation, storage is not convenient;
5, not easy to decompose, pollute the environment, harmful to the human body;
6. There is an alternative product (corn starch tableware).
With the continuous improvement of people's living standards, various disposable paper-based daily necessities have emerged in an endless stream, and many kinds of household papers for various occasions have been continuously introduced. In China, the penetration rate of disposable paper products, especially toilet paper and feminine hygiene products, is much higher in the first-tier cities than in the second and third cities and rural areas. Zhiyan Data Research Center said that with the saturation of disposable paper products in developed cities, second- and third-tier cities and rural areas have become new market growth areas.