In order to protect the environment in recent years, Hanoi has launched the movement “Say no to plastic bags”, “Against plastic waste”, or signed a commitment to combat plastic waste in industrial production and distribution. consumption…

Supermarkets have promoted the use of biodegradable plastic bags, opening a green business direction. However, in residential markets, the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags for goods is still taking place.

This is a problem that managers need to have treatment solutions to limit plastic waste to achieve the goal that by 2025, manufacturing enterprises will not produce single-use plastic products, plastic bags are difficult to separate. cancel.

Non-biodegradable plastic bags are still popular

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Recorded at the traditional market system such as Hom Duc Vien, Nguyen Cong Tru, Doc De, Kim Lien, March 8, Trai Gang, Hang Be, Xuan La… shows that the stalls are still in use. plastic bags to store goods sold to customers from fruit and vegetable products, dry goods, meat and fish, to clothes and shoes.

As for the local markets in the suburbs, 100% of the small traders are informed that they still use plastic bags to store goods for customers.

Mr. Nguyen Huu Han, Deputy Head of the Voi Market Management Board, Thuong Tin District (Hanoi) said that in the past time, although small traders have signed a commitment to limit the use of plastic bags and single-use plastic products, So far, the performance has not been as expected.

The reason why small businesses still use plastic bags to store goods for consumers is that plastic bags are many times cheaper than biodegradable plastic bags and disposable products made of pulp, bamboo fiber…

Even at the supermarket system in Hanoi, many supermarkets have also actively reduced the number of non-biodegradable plastic bags and replaced them with 100% biodegradable bags and banana leaves, but the number of products wrapped in leaves is very low. Bananas, self-destruct bags are still modest compared to the amount of goods being sold.

Explaining that the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags is at risk of re-occurrence, economic experts say that consumers are afraid to use products made from natural materials because they are more expensive than products. plastic products.

At the supermarket, 10 disposable safety paper cups cost 20,000 VND, but 10 reusable PE film coated paper cups are only 9,000 VND/dozen. That is the reason why consumers and small businesses are not interested in using biodegradable plastic bags.