With the rapid development of the plastics industry, while helping to improve people's living standards, it also has led to an increasing number of environmental problems, prompting an increasing number of governments to ban food packaging. Today, many parts of the Asian continent have been implemented or proposed to implement the "plastic limit order", including India, Malaysia and the Philippines.
As we all know, PS foam is a light oil-based plastic material, which is usually used for transport services, disposable containers, and disposable foam boxes and so on foam molding products. Polystyrene is considered by many environmental groups to be the main cause of beach and marine pollution.
However, China Light Industry Information Center, senior engineer Tang Saizhen that, according to domestic and international years of practical experience and research results show that PS foam plastic tableware is not "white pollution" culprit, which itself is non-toxic, health and safety, which can be recycled.
The study found that PS, in terms of energy consumption, water use, solid waste (weight and volume) emissions, and in its life cycle from production to transportation, compared to some so-called "green" packaging, Green packaging "less use of competitors. Moreover, the study pointed out that PS foam products, energy and water consumption is very small, and only PLA products consumed by the energy of 1/3.
Despite this, inland and coastal areas such as large and small, more than 60 law enforcement officers in California, still proposed statewide ban on the use of PS food packaging. Foodstuffs in all these jurisdictions must provide alternative packaging, including paper, plastic, etc. Compostable materials or recyclable packaging.
However, polystyrene packaging in the end is prohibited to use it? Or recycling?
Although the ban on the use of PS packaging can stimulate the potential employment opportunities, but the PS packaging itself, the value of Styrofoam recycling is immeasurable. And polystyrene itself, the broad application of light weight and other characteristics are shown in the polystyrene packaging itself and the value of good economic benefits.