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Take out packaging pollution continues to be serious, degradable market has great potential!

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Take out packaging pollution continues to be serious, degradable market has great potential!

With the rapid development of the Internet, the global catering delivery industry has developed rapidly. At the same time, due to the spread of the COVID-19, greatly reducing the probability of people eating out. Taking out at home has become a new way of dinner. But most of today's takeout packaging is mainly plastic, and the rapid expansion of the takeaway market has brought a lot of pressure to the environment. In order to reduce environmental pollution, degradable packaging is becoming a new trend in takeaway packaging industry, and paper lunch box is one of them.


China's takeout industry has developed earlier, and takeout packaging has a very big change. Generally speaking, China's takeout packaging has experienced three stages: foam lunch box -- PP plastic tableware  -- degradable paper lunch box.


1. Foam lunch box. Takeout is developed from food packaging. The appearance of foam lunch box has changed the situation of packaging food in plastic bags. After the development of takeout, foamed lunch boxes have naturally become the first choice of many takeout businesses. The advantages of convenience and beauty make foam lunch boxes gradually occupy the catering delivery market. According to the data of China Plastics Processing Industry Association, by the end of the 1990s, the production of foam lunch boxes had reached 5 billion, and a large number of them were exported to the United States, Europe, South Africa and other countries.



2. PP plastic tableware. With the arrival of the era of takeout, the requirements of takeout packaging are becoming higher and higher. PP plastic tableware has become a new favorite of takeout packaging due to its high temperature resistance and strong properties. But plastic is the essence of plastic tableware.


3. Degradable paper lunch box. With the strengthening of people's environmental awareness, biodegradable paper lunch boxes began to enter the takeaway packaging market. From the perspective of environmental protection, paper lunch boxes are easy to degrade, with little environmental pollution; from the perspective of safety components, paper lunch boxes are non-toxic and harmless; from the perspective of packaging texture, paper lunch boxes make takeout more high-end and quality.


Although takeout packaging is developing and people's awareness of environmental protection is also strengthened, the market penetration rate of degradable paper lunch boxes is very low in the current takeout market. Recently, the media launched a questionnaire survey on 100 consumers of different ages on takeaway packaging. The results showed that 66% of the respondents received transparent disposable plastic lunch boxes in takeaway, 21% of them received foam lunch boxes, other packaging accounted for 12%, and degradable paper boxes only accounted for 1%.


It is not difficult to find that most of the takeaway packaging in China is still mainly made of biodegradable plastic products. However, with the continuous improvement of consumers' pursuit of environmental protection and takeaway quality, degradable paper lunch boxes will become a new trend of takeout packaging, and the market development potential is huge.


In addition to market demand, some measures of takeout platform are also promoting the development of degradable paper lunch box market. At the end of last year, hungry Mo launched the "peace of mind" plan for takeaway packaging materials. It cooperated with disposable lunch box manufacturers, catering enterprises and China Packaging Federation to review and screen disposable lunch boxes, and successively released three batches of "peace of mind directory" for takeout packaging, including paper lunch box manufacturers. "Safe list" project from the reduction, reuse, recycling and other aspects to solve the problem of takeaway packaging pollution, improve the market utilization rate of paper lunch boxes.


The takeout industry is becoming a fast developing sector of China's food industry, but the rapid development of takeout industry has also brought many problems, and the environmental protection of takeaway packaging has become a hot topic at present. On the whole, the environmental protection level of China's takeout market is low, and there is a huge space for the development of takeout packaging such as degradable paper lunch boxes. I believe that with the efforts of various parties, the takeaway packaging industry will gradually change to environmental protection and greening, and the future of takeout packaging will be more and more optimistic.

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