On the same day, the Huai'an Municipal Bureau of Commerce in Jiangsu Province issued the "Huai'an City Commercial Disposable Plastic Pollution Prevention and Control Work Plan." The main responsibilities include: strengthening the supervision and management of non-degradable plastic bags in key areas such as shopping malls, supermarkets, bazaars, catering, accommodation, exhibitions, e-commerce, and promoting e-commerce, takeaway and other platform companies to formulate reductions in disposable plastic products Implementation plan for quantity substitution, do a good job in reporting on disposable plastic products; guide and urge enterprises to do a good job in product substitution; promote the creation of green shopping malls; improve the construction of plastic waste recycling system and increase the recycling rate of plastic waste.
The main tasks are to ban and restrict the use of some plastic products, promote the application of alternative products and innovative models, and standardize the plastic waste recycling system.
prohibit and restrict the use of certain plastic products
Non-degradable plastic bags: By the end of 2022, the use of non-degradable plastic bags in shopping malls, supermarkets and other places in Huai'an urban built-up areas, as well as food and beverage packaging take-out services and various exhibition activities, is prohibited; the market regulates and restricts the use of non-degradable plastic bags. By the end of 2025, non-degradable plastic bags will be banned in the bazaar.
Disposable plastic tableware: The city-wide catering industry prohibits the use of non-degradable disposable plastic straws, and non-degradable disposable plastic tableware is prohibited for dine-in services in catering establishments in urban built-up areas and scenic spots in Huai'an. By the end of 2022, the use of non-degradable disposable plastic tableware for dine-in services in built-up areas of county towns, scenic spots, and dining places is prohibited. By 2025, the consumption intensity of non-degradable disposable plastic tableware in the city’s catering takeaway sector will drop by 30%.
Disposable plastic products in hotels and hotels: By the end of 2025, all hotels and hotels in the city will no longer actively provide disposable plastic products.
Promote and apply alternative products and innovative models
Promote the application of alternative products: promote the use of non-plastic products such as environmentally-friendly cloth bags, paper bags, and degradable shopping bags in shopping malls, supermarkets and other places, encourage the installation of self-service and smart placement devices, and promote the use of degradable packaging films (bags) for fresh products. Promote the use of bio-based products such as straw-coated lunch boxes that meet performance and food safety requirements, and alternative products such as degradable plastic bags in the field of catering takeaways.
Cultivate and optimize the new industrial state and new model: strengthen the management of platform enterprises and shopping malls, and report the use and recycling of plastic bags and other disposable plastic products to the local commercial department every six months. Consolidate the main responsibility of the enterprise, and promote the self-operating process to reduce the use of disposable plastic packaging products. Cultivate new models such as recyclable packaging. Promote chain supermarkets, bazaars, e-commerce and other enterprises to actively promote recyclable and foldable packaging products through equipment leasing and financial leasing, and promote the large-scale application of new products and new models.
Regulate the plastic waste recycling system
Strengthen the recycling of plastic waste: solidly promote the classification of waste and domestic waste, improve the construction of the plastic waste classification and recycling system, and improve the collection capacity.
Improve the recycling capacity of key areas: promote cooperation between key areas and recycling companies, and improve the recycling capacity of market players' disposable plastic products.