Green, flexible packaging strong breakthrough (1)
"human beings have the right to enjoy the basic rights of freedom, equality and adequate living conditions in a dignified and well-being living environment, and have the solemnity to protect and improve the environment of this generation and future generations." In 1972, in Stockholm, Sweden, for the first time, mankind took a solemn oath from the heart to its environment. It is the first time to realize from the ignorance that we constantly ask for from the environmentAfter 30 years, the rapid industrialization process, accompanied by environmental pollution, resource depletion and barren land, is cruelly approaching modern civilization; On the other hand, the tide of environmental protection has never stopped
with the development of POM economic globalization in recent years, some traditional tariff and non-tariff barriers have been gradually weakened and replaced by environmental barriers. ISO14000 has become a pass for many enterprises to enter the international market, and green environmental protection has become a strong proposition throughout the life cycle of flexible packaging products
"in line with international standards!"One day in March, 2005, general manager Feng of a large flexible packaging enterprise in Chao'an county, Guangdong Province was restless. He severely pestled the cigarette end into the ashtray. The bell rang again. Before the first ring, he pressed the hands-free button. A helpless voice came: "the cooperation and negotiation may be interrupted. The other party believes that the product can meet their requirements only if it has the site certificate of ISO14000 environmental management system and low humidity. How to explain it is useless!"
"our awareness of environmental protection is still too weak. I lost millions this time!" Mr. Feng said with great regret, "we are now beginning to carry out the consultation and evaluation of ISO14000 environmental management system certification. The company is now unified in its spirit and should focus on the green environmental protection of products from the source. This is a long-term task. I think this should be a good medicine for our enterprises to explore overseas markets and base themselves on the domestic market!"
in fact, similar lessons are not uncommon. In Guangdong, many soft bag factories have encountered similar things. Some enterprises that started earlier have already obtained and are using some international environmental protection certificates, and some have taken solid steps on the road of internationalization. A color printing company is one of them, mainly exported to Europe and the United States. It is revealed that the annual sales of the company exceeded 100 million in 2004, and the contribution of export accounted for 40%
the sales director of the company said in a thoughtful way: "It is a rational choice to develop environment-friendly flexible packaging. Especially after China's entry into the WTO, import tariffs on most industries will be gradually abolished, and foreign flexible packaging industry will flood into the domestic market, which is bound to have a huge impact on the domestic flexible packaging industry. It also means that China's flexible packaging industry will encounter a more fierce hand to hand fight in the future. Accelerating the development of green environmental friendly flexible packaging and implementing international environmental protection policies and regulations are the key to meet future challenges and An important means to take the lead in the competition. "
"the environmental management system will help the organization to systematically deal with environmental problems, and combine environmental protection with enterprise operation, making it a part of the daily operation and business strategy of the enterprise."
at the beginning of 2005, three years after China's accession to the WTO, "develop green and environmentally friendly flexible packaging" and "connect with the world" began to be mentioned by more and more domestic flexible packaging enterprises. It seems that green environmental protection has become the ultimate attribute of flexible packaging products overnight
"advance only when you see the gap!"
"formulating environmental protection policies and regulations in line with international standards is the top priority of our work!" Mr. chenchangjie, an expert of the expert group of the plastics professional committee of the China Packaging Association and Secretary General of the China Green Packaging Committee, said, "at present, there are some policies and regulations on green environmental protection in the flexible packaging industry in China, and there is still a big gap between them and some commonly used foreign standards."
1975 the world's first green packaging logo "green dot" came out in Germany. It is a circular pattern composed of green arrow and white arrow, with German: dergneponkt, which means "green dot". Since then, there have been "Blue Angel" in Germany, "Maple Leaf" in Canada, "caring for the earth" in Japan, "nature friendly" and certificate system "in the United States," white swan "in northern Europe," green mark "in Singapore," environmental choice "in New Zealand," ecology and then stop trying to investigate products "in Portugal" and "environmental mark" in China
"green packaging originated from our common future issued by the United Nations Commission on environment and development in 1987. In june1992, the United Nations Conference on environment and development adopted the Rio Declaration on environment and development and Agenda 21, which immediately set off a green wave around the world with the protection of the ecological environment as the core." Secretary General Chen said
he said that green packaging generally should have five connotations: first, implement package reduction. Under the condition that the packaging meets the functions of protection, convenience and sales, the consumption shall be the least. Second, the packaging should be easy to reuse or recycle. Through the production of recycled products, incineration of heat energy, composting to improve soil and other measures to achieve the purpose of reuse. Third, packaging waste can be degraded. Finally, it will not form permanent garbage, so as to achieve the purpose of soil improvement. Reduce, reuse, recycle and degradable are the universally recognized 3r1d principles for developing green packaging. Fourth, packaging materials should be non-toxic and harmless to human body and organisms. Packaging materials shall not contain toxic elements, bacteria and heavy metals; Or these contents shall be controlled below relevant standards. Fifth, the whole life process of packaging products from raw material collection, material processing, product manufacturing, product use, waste recycling to final treatment should not cause public hazards to human body and environment
according to the data, in order to eliminate trade barriers, the international organization for standardization established the "Technical Committee on environmental management" (TC207) in 1993 and formulated a set of environmental management standards including quality management. So far, TC207 Committee has formulated some standards (e.g. ISO14000) and issued them for implementation. The packaging industry in the United States has implemented ISO14000 standards one after another, and formulated relevant "environmental report cards" to assess the life cycle of packaging and improve the environmental management system of packaging enterprises. Japan established the environmental audit and certification organization in 1994. The European Union put forward the European environmental management and environmental audit in 1993 and began to implement it in 1995
"since 1979, China has promulgated four special laws, eight resource laws and more than 30 environmental protection regulations, including the environmental protection law of the people's Republic of China, the solid waste prevention law, the water pollution prevention law and the air pollution prevention law. In 1984, the state established the Environmental Protection Committee. Ten years later, the China Environmental Labeling Product Certification Committee (CCEL) was established And began to implement the environmental protection labeling system. In 1998, the provincial green packaging Association was established. At present, many Chinese enterprises have also begun to implement ISO14000 series standards, but there is still a big gap compared with foreign countries. " Secretary General Chen is like a family treasure
some data show that by 2002, there were nearly 1000 green packaging enterprises in China, with an industrial investment of more than 8billion yuan and an annual total output value of no less than 3billion yuan
however, according to the analysis of insiders, the development of green environmental protection of flexible packaging in China is very uneven
first, different enterprises implement green packaging at different times. Most of the first to implement green packaging are export-oriented enterprises. Influenced by the international market, these enterprises have an early understanding of green packaging and quickly adjusted their packaging strategies. However, enterprises mainly in the domestic market have been slow to respond to green packaging, and only in recent years have they started to set foot in green packaging
secondly, the development among regions is uneven. The green packaging in economically developed regions is developing rapidly, while the green packaging in economically backward central and western regions has not been paid enough attention and has developed slowly. In addition, in the treatment of packaging waste, the policies and regulations of different regions are also inconsistent, resulting in the transfer of packaging pollution to economically underdeveloped areas
in addition, there are many misunderstandings about the pollution of packaging products. For example, some people think that replacing plastic with paper is the fundamental way to solve the environmental pollution of flexible packaging, which is unscientific
a senior industry insider said: "plastic has the advantages that other packaging materials cannot replace, and a comprehensive ban on plastic will cause greater pollution. China's forest resources are limited, and it is difficult to control the pollution of papermaking, so it is neither realistic nor environmental protection to fully implement the replacement of plastic with paper." At present, even in developed countries that strictly promote green packaging, plastic is also the fastest-growing packaging material. The main measure to reduce the impact of plastic on the environment is to strengthen recycling, rather than a comprehensive ban. Therefore, at present, many important links of green packaging, such as the reduction of packaging materials, the recycling and recycling of packaging waste, have not received corresponding attention, and the related green packaging industry is also underdeveloped
the green environmental protection problem of flexible packaging, which has always been neglected, has never been mentioned to the forefront of the industry. People have to face up to and seriously reflect on another closely related problem - the pollution of flexible packaging