The tea is packaged in a small aluminum can, each of which is separated by a foam lining. The foam is covered with a layer of flannel, all packed in a beautiful cardboard box. When you buy it, you can also put a tote bag. The public Chen Yu is puzzled: this small can of tea, which is only 4 grams per can, and less than one or two in total, has such a complex and lack of reusable packaging.
The reporter's continuous multi-day investigation found that excessive packaging of goods, complicated parcels of express delivery, and flooding of disposable tableware not only increased the load of garbage classification, but also wasted a lot of resources and needed to be changed.
More than two or two tea bags, weighing 5 pounds
“The outer packaging produces more garbage than tea. How do these materials be classified?” After the garbage classification came, the outer packaging of the small jar of tea made Chen Yu a headache.
He bought this 500 yuan Jinjunmei black tea, a total of 40 grams, it is enough to drink 10 times. The waste that can be produced is more than this: in addition to 10 extra small aluminum cans, there are various colors of wrapping paper, exquisite paper gift boxes, anti-collision foam linings, and tote bags. “It looks pretty beautiful, but nothing is left at home.”
In the tea world, this over-packaging abounds. Recently, Chen Haoran, a professor at Fudan University Law School, questioned the popularity of the tea-filled packaging. He had received 120 grams of tea from a friend, packed in two completely sealed aluminum-plastic pockets, which were stuffed in two ceramic jars with cherry blossoms, ceramic jars with large cartons, paper The box is in a yellow satin-like foam with a large box on it. The big box has two shiny metal wraps and a large cardboard pocket. "I called it, 2.5 kg!"
xxLike tea, gifts such as tobacco and alcohol, moon cakes, etc. are also the hardest hit areas of over-packaging, reflecting the psychology of “heavy packaging and good face”. Today, the waste generated by these over-packaging is putting a lot of pressure on the post-classification process. “How many categories do these outer packagings have when throwing? Is the non-woven fabric inside harmful?” Chen Haoran puzzled.
Easy to use, disposable tableware flooding
In addition to the bad tradition of “good face”, the new consumption model has further “over-extended” food packaging.
At noon on the weekend, in the dining area of Box Horse Fresh International Trade Center Center, there is a family of three holding crayfish. After a meal, I used 5 disposable plates and 3 disposable lunch boxes. There were also a lot of gloves, chopsticks, paper cups and cups scattered around.
For the convenience of the figure, the box horse fresh food has always provided disposable tableware. The reporter counted, at the peak of the weekend lunch at the Guomao Century Center store, it took 42 plates and 38 pairs of chopsticks in half an hour. Whether the tableware will be recycled or not, the staff said they did not know. In the box of Ma Shengsheng Chongwenmen New World Store, the staff responsible for cleaning bluntly said: disposable tableware after use is not brushed or washed, nor recycled, but thrown away in a bucket.
The problem of the spread of disposable tableware has become more serious with the rise of online take-out. In a sushi restaurant near the Communication University of China, even if you only buy two sushi, you will have two plastic boxes, two pairs of chopsticks, two pairs of gloves and a plastic bag. The waiter revealed that the store received an average of more than 30 orders a day, and purchased a whole package of vans every month, with twelve or three boxes.
“超市，网上购物，外卖等新的消费模式似乎让生活更加便利，但企业和消费者往往忽略了包装造成的垃圾问题。”马达，废物分类领域的专家和“零 - 放弃联盟“政策顾问说，废物分类的一个主要原因是分类成本高，但实际上，成本较高的主要原因之一是外部包装废物如塑料的数量是太大了，分类也很难。