In recent years, the global supply of oil resources continues to be tensive, and synthetic resin products industry is facing increasing environmental pressures, has spawned a biodegradable plastic market space expansion. At present, the world plastic production is over 250 million tons, approximately 25% of disposable packaging materials and low-life material, so that about 70 million tons of plastic are available biodegradable materials to replace 20% biodegradable material substitution, then the global biological degradable material demand will reach 14 million tons, so we can see that the biodegradable dinnerware in many countries globally is rising. At present, the global biodegradable materials production capacity is approximately 450,000 tons. According to European Bioplastics Association statistics, in the next few years, degradable plastic will have the average annual growth rate of more than 20% growth.
Rapid Market Growth of Biodegradable Tableware
The rapid growth of the market is bound to arouse the concern of safety and environmental protection of bio-plastics. Bioplastics derived from the nature of biomass materials and processing plasticizer and more green products to citric acid esters and glycerides based, so it has good security. However, experts pointed out that "the green argument" of many biodegradable tableware manufacturers is very complex, environmentalists also have reservations views. On one hand, the production of bio-plastics will produce carbon dioxide, that cause global warming; on the other hand, carbon neutral bioplastics raw biomass materials and capacity through photosynthesis each year can make 200 billion tons of carbon dioxide into carbohydrates. In addition, bio-plastic faces the management issues after recovery. For example, poly lactic acid PLA bottle pollution problem to renewable materials.
Biodegradable Tableware and Product Life Cycle Analysis
Faced with these problems, industry experts point out that, to judge the bioplastics whether is low-carbon environmental, we need to introduce the life-cycle analysis. The so-called life-cycle analysis is the analysis and evaluation of products from raw materials production, transportation, the use of resources and environment in the recovery and destruction of the whole process. The production of non-woven fabrics, such as recycled PET bottles PET material re-use, recycling process is environmentally friendly, but the production of nonwovens need to consume a lot of water, non-woven after longer recovery or incineration will pollute the environment. Another example, such as paper-making, since the raw is biomass, it can degrade environmentally friendly, but serious production process of pulping waste pollution generates. So seen from the full life cycle, the paper will certainly pollute the environment.
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