The white pollution it is an image appellation for environmental pollution caused by non degradable plastic waste. In order to limit and reduce the usage of plastic bag, Plastic Limit Orders had been carried out since June 1st, 2008, while the problem of white pollution is still not optimistic. Therefore, to realize green development, we should pay more attention to it and solve it more effectively.
The white pollution it is an image appellation for environmental pollution caused by non degradable plastic waste due to the white color of most plastic products. Those plastic wastes scattered in the corner of the urban city and countryside, which not only affects the beauty of urban city and countryside, but forms "visual pollution" for human beings, also causing potential damage to the eco environment because it is not easy to degrade. There is another word related to color called green development, which means the way of economic growth and social development aimed at efficiency, harmony and sustainability, the important content of the Five Development Ideas and good goals we were pursuing. Obviously, white pollution is contrary to the concept of green development.
China is the largest plastic producer and consumer in the world. In order to limit and reduce the usage of plastic bag, Plastic Limit Orders had been carried out since June 1st, 2008. After nearly ten years implementation of Plastic Limit Orders, we made lots of achievements, while the problem of white pollution is still not optimistic.
On one hand, just increasing the plastic bags using cost cannot counteract the habit that has been formed for a long time and the convenience resulting from it. In addition, due to the convenience of plastic bags, it is hard to refusing the plastic bags in bazaar. And more, the cost of substitute products for plastic bags is very high. So, plastic bags are still widely used in ordinary life. The recycling and reuse of plastic waste depends on the promotion of people’s awareness of environmental protection.
On the other hand, with the rapid development of Electronic Commerce, it is very convenient for us to buy the goods from all over the world without leaving the house, which caused a huge amount of plastic waste. It was reported that about 40 million discarded dining boxes are produced at daily average in China according to the data from the biggest three food takeaway platforms. Those discarded dining boxes are the important new sources of plastic waste.
White pollution has become a difficult problem that green development has to meet. Reducing white pollution and realizing green development, we should not satisfied with the achievements that we get, but we should pay more attention to it and solve it more effectively. We need the government regulations, advanced legal system, treatment technical research and development, the popularity of new substitute products and the promotion of people’s environmental protection concept working together. Only we worked together to practice the idea of green development, can we embrace the green life.