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Are shopping bags recyclable?
- Nov 28, 2018 -
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Shopping bags, as the name implies, are the bags used for shopping. Currently, the shopping bags available on the market mainly include: plastic shopping bags, non-woven shopping bags, paper shopping bags, burlap shopping bag , and the like.

Today's society is pursuing a low-carbon and low-pollution lifestyle. As the population increases, the demand for hessian bags  is increasing. In view of the large amount of pollution, reusable shopping bags have been launched.

Each ton of plastic produced consumes 3 tons of oil. China's annual waste plastics entering the landfill with domestic garbage account for 3%-5% of the weight of landfill waste, most of which are waste plastic shopping bags, especially ultra-thin plastic bags with a thickness less than 0.025 mm.

Waste plastics are not easily degraded under natural conditions, causing long-term and potential ecological problems. First, waste plastic packaging is mixed in the soil, which is easy to cause soil compaction, affecting the absorption of nutrients and water by crops, leading to crop yield reduction; second, discarding waste plastic packaging in land or water, which is swallowed by animals as food, leading to animals. The deaths are not uncommon. Third, the waste plastics mixed into domestic garbage are difficult to handle. Domestic waste mixed with waste plastics is not suitable for composting. The sorted waste plastics are difficult to use because they cannot guarantee quality.

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