[News] Shanghai Strictly Troubleshoots Foam Lunch Boxes
Single-use Plastic Food Packaging to be Strictly Banned in Hong Kong
According to reports, recently, Jinshan District Market Supervision Bureau, Shanghai conducted a thorough inspection within its jurisdiction on enterprises and stores that may produce, sell, or use disposable foam plastic tableware. No illegal production of disposable foam plastic tableware was found, but 3 illegal sales of disposable foam plastic tableware were found, and thousands of disposable foam plastic tableware were seized. Penalties will be imposed on relevant enterprises and stores.
Disposable foam plastic tableware belongs to the third category of elimination products, and the production and sales were prohibited from December 31, 2020. This kind of foam tableware will not only cause serious pollution to the environment, but also can easily cause harm to the human body because of its inability to withstand high temperature, and there is a great potential safety hazard.
Most of the sales units of disposable foam plastic tableware are small shops, which are highly concealed. The Jinshan District Market Supervision Bureau starts from the troubleshoot of the use of catering, traces the source upstream, locks the sales, and makes the illegal sellers have nowhere to hide, so as to achieve precise strikes.
Edited and Translated by Minjie