The 15-nation plastic ban is rolling in

- Mar 22, 2019-

China's "forbidden waste" really is a great opportunity to innovate plastic garbage all over the world to know, with the "rubbish" of the existing waste plastics recycling, at the same time issued a disciplinary terms "plastic ban", from source to reduce the production of plastic, we see the efforts from all over the world, according to incomplete statistics, in just half a year, 15 countries have issued a "plastic ban".

Industry transformation is imminent!


Hainan province, China


From 2020


On February 21st, a total ban on production, sale and use of the hainan province one-time implementation scheme of non-biodegradable plastic products "press conference was held in haikou, the reporter understands, by the end of 2019, to establish and perfect the province it is prohibited to produce, sales, and the use of disposable non-biodegradable plastic products of local rules and regulations and standard system, perfect the supervision and law enforcement system, form the alternative product supply capacity;


By the end of 2020, the production, sale and use of disposable non-degradable plastic bags and plastic tableware will be banned in the province.


By the end of 2025, the production, sale and use of plastic products listed in the list of disposable non-degradable plastic products prohibited in hainan province (trial) will be completely prohibited in the province.


New Zealand


From July 1, 2019


Single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned across the board from July 1 this year, regardless of whether big or small retailers, including clothing stores, dairy stores and other retail outlets.


The ministry of environmental protection (mep) has issued a document confirming that the fine of nz $100,000 will be imposed on those who are found to have committed serious violations and whose persuasion has been ineffective.


South Korea


1, 2019


The ministry of environment said in a statement on its website that single-use plastic bags will be banned from more than 2,000 big-box stores and 11,000 supermarkets with an area of more than 165 square meters from January 1, 2019, according to an amendment to the law on saving resources and promoting recycling.


In addition to plastic bags for fish and meat, related supermarkets and supermarkets can only provide customers with environmentally friendly shopping bags, paper shopping bags, recyclable containers and other storage items.

Businesses will be fined 13 million won ($2,700) if found using single-use plastic bags.


New York


From January 2019


China overseas network on January 15 (xinhua) according to the "qiaobao" report, the state of New York greiner Hume plan in a statewide ban on plastic bags, for environmental policy, cuomo will put a ban on plastic bags into the administrative budget in 2019, he points out, "bags and promote recycling bold action will reduce the waste in our community, to protect our water sources, for everyone to create a cleaner, greener" in New York.


Recently, Hoboken has implemented a ban on plastic bags, with supermarkets such as shoprite selling plastic bags for 10 cents each.


Chile


From February 3, 2019


On August 3, 2018, Chile officially promulgated the "" plastic prohibition law" ", which prohibits all supermarkets and shops in the country from providing customers with plastic bags.

Chile has thus become the first country in Latin America to ban all plastic bags from shoppers.


From February 3, 2019, all major supermarkets and shopping malls will no longer be allowed to offer free or fee-paying plastic bags to shoppers.

From August 3, 2020, all plastic products in Chile will be banned.


The French


From 2020


On July 12th the European times reported that the Paris city council had voted to ban plastic straws from September in schools, nursing homes, stadiums and museums.


France banned single-use plastic bags less than 50 microns thick in 2016.

In addition, the French government will ban all disposable tableware made of pure plastic starting in 2020, replacing them with biodegradable bags and compostable bags.


Eu member states


From 2021


Berlin, oct 24, 2018 (xinhua) -- the European parliament on Thursday voted to ban the use of single-use plastic products from 2021 to curb the growing pollution of Marine and ecological environment by plastic waste.


Under the proposal, from 2021, the eu will ban the production and sale of disposable plastic products such as disposable tableware, cotton swabs and straws, which will be replaced by paper, straw or reusable hard plastic.


Plastic bottles will be collected separately under existing recycling models, requiring member states to recycle 90 per cent of their single-use plastic bottles by 2025.


Australia


Effective July 1, 2018


From July 1, 2018, retailers in the Australian states of Queensland and western Australia will be banned from offering single-use ultra-thin plastic bags to customers.

Since then, only new south wales, one of Australia's eight boroughs, has yet to impose a ban.


Under Queensland state rules, retailers can face a hefty fine of up to a $6,300 (30,000 yuan) for providing single-use, ultra-thin plastic bags no thicker than 35 micrometers.


Woolworths, a big supermarket chain in Australia, will stop providing disposable plastic bags to customers in 1,000 stores nationwide from June 20, 2018. Customers should bring their own shopping bags or buy recyclable environment-friendly plastic bags.


India


From 2022


On June 5, world environment day, India announced plans to eliminate all single-use plastic products by 2022.


A ban on plastic bags in maharashtra, India's second most populous state, went into effect on June 23rd.


The British


From January 2019


In January, British prime minister Theresa may announced that she would go to great efforts to ban plastic products completely. In addition to imposing various taxes on plastic products and increasing the research and development of alternative materials, she also planned to eliminate all avoidable plastic wastes, including plastic bags, beverage bottles, straws and most food packaging bags by 2042.


In addition to the government, the queen has made clear her strong determination to ban plastic straws and bottles across all of her territory.


The Macao SAR


Sales volume overfulfilled


The executive council of the Macao SAR announced on May 14 that it has completed discussions on a draft law to restrict the supply of plastic bags, proposing to impose a "plastic bag charge" on the supply of plastic bags in retail, with merchants charging 1 patacas per plastic bag.


The bill proposes that in retail sales, plastic bags must be provided to others for a fee, and that the price of each plastic bag should be set by the chief executive in his instructions published in the hksar gazette.


The bill makes exceptions, particularly for health and safety reasons, to the provision of free plastic bags for unpackaged food or medicine, food or medicine in non-airtight packaging, food or medicine that should be kept hot and cold, and goods that are subject to the security restrictions of carrying hand luggage in restricted areas of airports.


The bill also proposes that the environmental protection agency be responsible for monitoring compliance with the law, such as a fine of 1,000 patacas for violating regulations restricting the supply of plastic bags.

If the breach of cooperation obligations, ko patacas 10,000 yuan fine.


In addition, the bill proposes that in order to enhance publicity and education, enhance environmental awareness and promote the reduction of plastic bag provision, publicity materials on plastic bag provision should be posted in prominent places in retail premises.


Iceland


From 2021


Iceland's environment minister Gu mundur Ingi Gu brandsson has proposed new legislation in the Icelandic parliament that would ban the use of plastic bags until 2021.

If passed, the bill would not allow businesses to offer free plastic bags to customers.

By 2021, businesses will not be allowed to distribute any plastic bags, either free or for a fee.


Businesses can still sell plastic bags on store shelves, but not at checkout.


The bill stipulates that individuals will use no more than 90 bags per year on average starting in early 2020 and no more than 40 bags per year starting in 2026.


The proposed bill is tougher than the European Union's directive to reduce the use of plastic bags.

The European Union allows countries to exempt thin plastic bags from the ban, while Iceland does not.


Washington state


From 2020


In Washington state, plastic restrictions will mean no more single-use bags in supermarkets from 2020.


In addition to banning single-use plastic bags, the bill requires recycled paper bags to contain at least 40 percent recycled materials.

However, certain single-use plastic bags used in shops will be exempt from the ban, including those for fruit, vegetables, bulk food and meat, and for loose bulk items such as screws.

Compostable tote bags will also be on the banned list, but businesses will be exempt from using compostable bags in their stores.


If the measure is eventually passed unanimously by the state legislature, businesses will have only a year to run out of their existing single-use plastic bags.

If they violate the ban by 2020, they will face a $250 fine.


Hobart, Australia


From March 2019


Hobart has become the first city in Australia to ban the use of single-use plastic, the Australian broadcasting corporation reported.

Businesses can be fined up to a $1,300 for using single-use plastic, a policy that local residents have embraced and supported.


Hobart will phase out single-use plastics from today, with councillor BenHarvey passing the bylaws and amending the fines, which will take effect in December 2020, to give businesses time to adjust.


And it is not just plastic straws that are covered by this provision. Any petroleum-based plastic containers, such as disposable cups, straws, tableware and sauce wrappers, are prohibited.


Brazil


Sales volume overfulfilled


The Brazilian city council of Sao Paulo has voted in the first round to approve a new proposal to ban the supply of plastic straws in the city.


Sao Paulo's municipal government banned plastic straws from hotels, restaurants, bars and bakeries, as well as nightclubs, dance halls and concerts.

Businesses can choose to supply recycled paper straws, edible straws or biodegradable straws. All straws need to be individually packaged and packaged with the same material.


Businesses that break the rules * will receive a government warning, a second fine of 1,000 reais, a third doubling of the fine, and so on.

In addition to administrative shutdowns, the government will also impose a fine of 8,000 reais on businesses that break the rules more than six times.


In addition, the Sao Paulo state legislature has received a proposal to ban the supply of plastic straws throughout the state.

The bill would impose fines ranging from 500 reais to 5,000 reais on violators, subject to a full vote by members of parliament before a final ruling by the governor.


The state has banned plastic straws in six coastal cities, including Santos, Guaruja, Ilhabela, Ubatuba, SaoSebastiao and Caraguatatuba.


For China, "plastic ban" as early as ten years ago has been on a trial basis, but plastic under the convenience and low market operation, the insistence on layers of obstacles, but small make up think, for humans, "plastic ban" really embarrassing, this is a habit of education from childhood, but now he is in the form of law to force, but anyway, I hope in the near future, the plastic can be real circulating around us!