As early as 1999, China had already banned the widespread use of disposable plastic tableware, but white pollution was banned. It was seen that China has become a global production base for white foam substitutes—green paper products. However, ironically, it is produced from More than 95% of the products of this base are exported to Europe and the United States and other developed countries and regions, and it is only rare that they can flow into the domestic market. Under the pressure of the financial crisis, as one of China's strategic emerging industries, a new type of material environmental protection industry, domestic paper packaging products companies (including many listed companies) huge production capacity urgently need to turn to the domestic market.
Status 1: Green tableware needs to be charged
The people in the industry who produce paper cutlery have a living habit: never use fast-food noodles and polyethylene plastic cutlery because they know that more than 99% of fast-food box-shaped cardboard cutlery packaging products must be surface coated Processes can be equipped with waterproof and oil-repellent functions, commonly known as "waxing."
Status 2: Labor costs doubled Export pressure
Industry sources said that a few years ago they had invested in a green paper packaging project. Although the product was good, it was still no match for the cheaper white foam product. The bankruptcy of the project took less than three years, and the company was forced to sell the factory to pay off the debt or change jobs.
There are now more than 100 manufacturers of paper cutlery, but 99% of the market is in Europe and the United States. The U.S. government’s enforcement of the “banned” order is fearful. The initial warning, double heavy penalties, and the revocation of business licenses by operators three times prompted the market for such products to expand year by year. In the United States, most of the time, Cutlery is a paper product. If a manufacturer supplies polyethylene plastic cutlery, it must be responsible for 100% recycling.
III: Local financial departments come forward to call for tax reductions
According to reports, the Shaocai City Finance Bureau (2012) No. 27 document issued by Shaoguan City Finance Bureau called on the Guangdong Provincial Department of Finance to adjust the export tax rebate program for the degradable non-wood plant fiber environmental protection products. It is recommended that the current 13% export tax rebate rate be raised. To 17%; or proposed to set a new tax under the original tax item, export tax rebate rate of 17%, product name and remarks as "full degradation of non-wood fiber plant environmentally friendly products." According to industry insiders, there are tax rebates or subsidies for ordinary home appliance exports and rural areas this year, but there is no similar preferential policy for environmentally friendly paper cutlery. In the face of large-scale application of plastic tableware has caused pollution to the environment, the government of China obviously needs to manage it in a real way. Moreover, these plastic tableware are not substitutes. The quality level of various paper cutlery produced in China has been Very high, both exported to European and American markets, the key lies in policy.
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