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Hong Kong industry questioned the effectiveness of plastic bag tax

in order to promote the cause of environmental protection in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council held the first "international environmental protection expo" for testing the compressive strength of building material test blocks such as concrete, cement, high-strength 2 friction and fuel efficiency 3 bricks, refractories and so on yesterday for four consecutive days. Many new environmental protection industrial technologies were displayed at the meeting, such as waste oil regeneration system, environmental protection park, etc. On the issue of plastic bag tax, a representative of the plastic industry submitted a petition letter to the government environmental protection officials attending the opening ceremony

a total of 120 environmental protection enterprises from 19 countries and regions participated in the Expo to introduce newly developed environmental protection technologies to buyers. One of them is the vibrating film waste oil regeneration system, which uses a multi-layer film with a volume of 40 square meters to isolate the renewable oil in the waste oil through vibration, and then add additives, which can be used as engine oil, pressure oil or lubricant. This machine can handle eight tons of waste oil at a time, half of which is renewable oil

last year, the Financial Secretary announced that he would consider levying plastic bag tax, which attracted the attention of many industries. At the Expo, Hong Kong plastic bag manufacturers will submit a petition letter to the Permanent Secretary for the environment, transport and works and the director of environmental protection, MS Anissa Wong, in the hope that the environment, transport and Works Bureau will listen to the views of the industry with an open attitude. Yan Zhaojia, technical adviser of Hong Kong plastic bag manufacturers association, said that the voice of the industry has been ignored. He said that plastic bags are not as terrible as the government propaganda, and there are many new technologies that can make plastic bags more environmentally friendly. Although the imposition of plastic bag tax in many places, such as Ireland and Taiwan, can indeed reduce the number of plastic bags used, it reduces the use of plastic bags, but increases the consumption of other forms of plastic packaging, plastic bags and the use of paper bags. When paper bags decompose in landfills, they will release carbon dioxide, which may be more harmful than plastic bags. In view of this, Ireland has cancelled the implementation of plastic bag tax the day before yesterday

Yan Zhaojia said that the existing technology can reduce the plastic used to manufacture plastic bags by 30%, which has reduced the government's solid waste recycling by 30%, which is more effective for environmental protection than the amount of plastic bags used, but his repeated contacts with relevant departments were not accepted

Wang Qianyi responded in writing to the petition letter: according to the policy outline for municipal solid waste management (), we will submit a producer based proposal to the Legislative Council for consideration in 2007 on the issue of shopping plastic bags. Now we are conducting a regulatory impact assessment on the relevant issues, and we also welcome comments from the industry

according to the data, the use of plastic bags by Hong Kong people is amazing. There are 33 million plastic bags dumped in the landfill every day, which is about equivalent to a prepared bio based degradable ring material. It realizes the comprehensive coverage of injection molding, blow molding, blistering, foaming, biaxial stretching and other fields, and can be widely used in industry, agriculture, medicine, cosmetics, food, automobile, electronics and other fields, with 1064 metric tons. However, according to the statistics of the environmental protection agency in 2005, plastics accounted for only 18.6% of the total output of municipal solid waste, 10-20% less than paper, which accounted for 25.8% and perishable substances, which accounted for 38.1%

source: Dagong

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