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Paper Straws are Replacing Plastic Straws

In August 2020, China issued a document clearly stated that by the end of 2020, the catering industry would prohibit the use of non-degradable disposable plastic straws, which is also an irresistable trend in the world.

The most strictly prohibited plastic order is ready. For safety reasons, brand companies that focus on food and beverages prefer paper straws as a transitional product. At the same time, the paper straw related organization standards have been released one after another, pushing paper straws, especially biodegradable paper straws, to occupy the market step by step. Many people in the industry predict that paper straws are expected to usher in a climax in the future.

1. Disposable plastic straws are replaced while biodegradable paper straws become the first choice of major brands

In July 2020, nine departments in China including the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment jointly issued the Notice on Solid Promotion of Plastic Pollution Control, which requires that by the end of 2020, the use of non-degradable disposable plastic straws in the catering industry was prohibited. In other words, disposable plastic straws was withdrawed from the stage of history.

In this regard, leading catering companies have successively adopted paper straws instead of disposable plastic straws.

2. Standards have been established successively to guide the standardized development of the biodegradable paper straw market

Faced with the huge market development space, if we want to completely replace disposable plastic straws in the future, the paper straw market, especially the biodegradable paper straw market, urgently needs unified standards and regulations to avoid a mixed phenomenon.

In November,2020, the China Food Industry Association released the group standard T/CNFIA 201-2020 Disposable Paper Straws for Food Contact, which was officially implemented on December 10, 2020. The standard was drafted jointly by Guangzhou Customs Technology Center, Starbucks China, Henkel China, Nanwang Environmental Technology and other companies and departments. The standard specifies the basic requirements, raw material requirements, sensory requirements, physical and chemical indicators, microbiological indicators, physical and mechanical performance requirements, sampling rules, packaging, storage and transportation of disposable paper straws for food contact.

3. The biodegradable paper straw has a bright future

As the country's measures to control plastic pollution become more and more stringent, comparing the various materials that can replace disposable plastic straws, biodegradable paper straws have obvious advantages over other alternative materials in terms of output and cost. It is undoubtedly the dark horse in this battle, opening a new blue ocean.

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