France uses economic levers to reduce packaging wa

2022-08-12
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France uses economic levers to reduce packaging waste pollution

in France and even many European Union countries, most commodity packages are printed with green dot signs composed of two arc arrows chasing each other, meaning recycling. As long as the packaging of any commodity is printed with this "green dot" logo, it indicates that its production and Alibaba's data capacity enterprises have paid for the recycling of their own product waste packaging in the future and participated in the so-called "commodity packaging recycling plan". However, the relevant fees are not collected at once. The real role of economic leverage is reflected in how to charge and spend

France is a country with a very high rate of industrialized packaging of goods, and the volume ratio of packaging garbage to other garbage in general households reaches 9:1. In order to curb the excessive use of packaging materials by enterprises, France formulated the "packaging regulations" in the early 1990s, requiring commodity producers to bear part of the cost of recycling waste packaging materials through legal forms. The basic principle of this regulation is: Whoever produces garbage will pay for it

according to the regulations, the "green dot" mark royalties paid by French enterprises are allowed to be included in the commodity price and passed on to consumers. Because the usage fee is linked to the amount of packaging materials, and the product price is directly related to the market competitiveness of enterprises, production enterprises are trying to simplify packaging and facilitate recycling, so as to reduce costs and make products more competitive. At present, more than 90% of the packaging of consumer products in France has been printed with the "green dot", which has been used in 10 countries in the European Union, and the rest of the member states are also considering introducing it

how to truly "earmark" the fees charged by enterprises is another focus of public attention. To this end, like other EU countries, France has established an enterprise similar to the Association - "ecological packaging" group. The "green dot" mark royalties paid by the enterprises are directly allocated to the group through government authorization, which are specially used for the recycling and reuse of packaging waste and are supervised by the government

Eric Gillon, President of "ecological packaging" group, said that garbage recycling is generally divided into three steps: collection and sorting, recycling and reuse. The group is mainly responsible for the latter two steps. The emergence of "adulterated tubes" has strengthened consumers' search for healthy and environmentally friendly plastic pipe products. As it is impossible for enterprises to penetrate every corner of France to collect the packaging waste of their products, "ecological packaging" group cooperates with nearly 30000 community institutions in France for garbage recycling through the channels of the French Mayors' Association. The recycling of household garbage is mainly the responsibility of community service personnel, while the "ecological packaging" group provides corresponding subsidies and technical equipment support with the enterprise's "green dot" logo royalties. Generally speaking, the more garbage the community collects and classifies, the more subsidies it receives

the above mechanism has continuously improved the enthusiasm of French enterprises to participate in the treatment of packaging waste pollution. In addition, the environmental protection concept of whether French waste can be successfully developed, classified, put and collected has long been deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. Therefore, the recycling rate of packaging materials in this country has been continuously improved, and the recycling rate of packaging waste among residents reached 80% in 2003. In addition, garbage recycling and treatment has also formed a huge industry. According to the joint statistics of the "ecological packaging" group and the association of mayors of France, 63% of the waste in France broke through the industrial production technology of high melt index polypropylene, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, foamed polypropylene, polybutylene ⑴ (PB) and other waste packaging waste. After reprocessing, it was made into primary materials such as cardboard, metal, glass and plastic, and 17% of the waste was converted into energy such as oil and heat. This industry has also directly absorbed more than 10000 jobs and indirectly created tens of thousands of jobs for the construction, machinery, installation, design and service industries

a small "green dot" sign seems inconspicuous, but from the two links of production and recycling, it has greatly avoided the flooding of packaging waste and the resulting waste of resources, which makes it possible for France to control the average annual total amount of waste at zero growth in the future

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