For a long time, in order to protect the environment, the Green Peace organization has advised against the use of biodegradable plastic bags, and it is now officially realized in Vietnam when the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment The school has recently been asked by the Prime Minister to issue a ban on the production of biodegradable plastic bags.
According to the study, plastic bag buried underground will take 400-600 years to decompose. However, at present, millions of plastic bags are still used daily in traditional markets and in supermarkets for food and commodities. With a large amount of plastic bags used and thrown into the environment as such, serious consequences, affecting the living environment will be great.
Therefore, the target is to reduce 65% of the amount of biodegradable plastic bags used in supermarkets and trade centers by 50% in 2010 compared to 2010 and reuse 50% of the total amount of biodegradable plastic waste generated in daily life, the Prime Minister approved the project of strengthening environmental pollution control due to the use of biodegradable plastic bags in daily life . Nylon bags hard to decompose in supermarkets, commercial centers, markets will be limited to use through this project.
To limit the use of plastic bags, the PM also asked the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to issue a ban on the production of biodegradable plastic bags with a film thickness of less than 30 microns (30 microns). Favorable conditions for the collection, recycling. In addition, environmentally-friendly packaging and bags will be enhanced and used to replace biodegradable plastic bags.
Departments and unions also need to propagate awareness for people, businesses about the harmful effects of plastic bags and encourage the use of environmentally friendly alternatives. At the same time, the project will also be included in curricula at all levels in appropriate forms and contents so that future generations can perceive the harmful effects of biodegradable plastic waste on the environment. bare. Although Vietnam's response to this issue has been accelerated, it is not too late.