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Plastic bottles "recycling is more environmentally friendly"? Beware of falling into the health trap

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core tip: as the weather turns hot, bottled drinks begin to sell hot. And some beautiful plastic bottles or some hard plastic bottles are often reused by consumers, such as for water or oil. However, such seemingly "recycling is more environmentally friendly" behaviors may actually make you fall into a health trap

[China Packaging News] as the weather turns hot, bottled drinks begin to sell hot. Some beautiful plastic bottles or components have been authorized by the Institute of technology. Some hard plastic bottles are often reused by consumers, such as water or oil. However, such seemingly "recycling is more environmentally friendly" behaviors may actually make you fall into a health trap

food experts point out that people think they attach great importance to food safety, but often ignore the importance of plastic packaging of various foods. How to distinguish the materials and quality of these plastic drink bottles, water bottles, oil bottles and so on? The key lies in the recyclable triangle sign composed of three arrows at the bottom of the bottle and any number in between. However, a recent survey in the market found that: both promoters and consumers have basically no understanding of this small triangle; Some well-known food brands do not even have this logo at all, and even the product logos of some brands with the same type and different flavors are treated separately

when asked by supermarket promoters, it is not difficult for careful citizens to find that there are three arrows at the bottom of individual beverage bottles, indicating that they can be recycled. The three arrows form a triangle, which is especially suitable for brittle materials such as cast iron, casting alloy and building materials. There are numbers inside. Each number represents a chemical material. Only through the material properties can we understand how to reuse plastic bottles. "What do the icons and numbers at the bottom of the plastic bottle mean?" In recent days, when visiting many supermarkets such as Duoduo, PARKnSHOP, China Resources Vanguard and so on to consult the relevant salesperson, the salesperson of the supermarket shook his head and said it was unclear. Holding a bottle of unified ice alcohol jasmine tea in the lotus Sanyuanli store of Bufeng, the promoter looked at the sign for half a minute, and then said to him: I don't know what the icon is, but it's a new taste, so it's recommended to have a try. Another 10 consumers were interviewed on the spot, and 8 respondents said they didn't know what it was? Only two consumers recognized this sign as recyclable, but they were not clear about the specific meaning of the number inside

the logo of large enterprises is also very messy

on the one hand, the awareness of end consumers is weak, on the other hand, businesses pay varying attention to this. Visiting the lotus Sanyuanli store of Bufeng, we found that the drinking water industry has the most standardized labels, including Yibao, Nongfu mountain spring, Watsons, Master Kang, Tongyi, Yili and many other drinking water brands, which are marked with the word "1" on the bottom of the bottle. The labeling of the edible oil industry is also relatively standardized, including the mainstream edible oil brands such as Golden Arowana, Luhua, daoma, yingma, etc. In terms of tea drinks, half of the products are not labeled, such as Master Kang's tea drinks, etc. As for carbonated beverages, whether Coca Cola or Pepsi's Sprite, Melinda, eye-catching and other sub brands, there is no triangle number icon at the bottom of the plastic bottle, and there is no logo at the bottom of the plastic bottle, which means that consumers cannot understand the material of the plastic bottle, and repeated or improper use is likely to affect their health

in addition, it was found that products with the same series of different flavors of beverage brands will be treated differently whether they are labeled. For example, the bottom of the lemon flavored Gatorade bottle produced on October 14th, 2009 has a recycling logo marked with "1", but the blueberry flavored and ice orange flavored products produced in 2010 do not have a recycling logo. There are also some condiment brands in the same situation. For example, Haitian 800ml Weiji raw soy sauce has no standard, but its silver standard raw soy sauce is marked

at the same time, it is also found that the bottom marks of some drinks, especially colored drinks, are very vague. If you don't look carefully, you can't see the numbers at the bottom of the bottle at all

reasons the lack of standards leads to market chaos

it is understood that all plastic manufacturers in Europe, the United States, Japan and other countries classify plastic products according to iso11469 international standards, and plastic products that fail to meet the standards are not allowed to enter the market at all. As early as 1996, China issued the "recycling marks for plastic packaging products" (GB/t16288-1966). In order to facilitate the recycling of plastic products, some regular large brand enterprises have recently begun to label recycling marks. However, because it is not mandatory to label plastic products with recycling marks at present, many manufacturers do not label the material of beverage bottles

according to the international common practice and the established practice in the industry, as a manufacturer, it is necessary to mark the material description on the plastic products. If the pet bucket is marked with PC, this practice is illegal

the plastic logo is mainly for recycling. If consumers carefully read the label, they can also know through this logo what material the plastic products are made of at the same time and under what environment they should be used. In fact, the publicity of this logo, whether government departments or enterprises, is insufficient, making consumers' understanding of this almost blank

hidden dangers citizens blindly reuse

through the interview, it is found that the plastic packaging most widely used in the food industry at present is the plastic bottle marked with 1, and the plastic packaging of drinking water, beverages, condiments, edible oil, etc. is mainly based on this. For different kinds of food, the soft and hard of these plastic bottles are different. For example, the plastic bottle of drinking water is generally soft, while the bottle of some functional drinks is hard. Pet is also used, but the soft and hard bottle body makes it easy for many consumers to "get caught"

20 citizens were interviewed at random, and 8 of them told about their experience of recycling these plastic bottles

the main purpose is to hold water, oil, etc. Aunt Zhang, who buys drinks at trust Mart Xingang West store, said that she usually uses some boiled water in the bottle when going out for sports. There is no problem with some hard drinks in the bottle. Recycling is more environmentally friendly, but some soft bottles will deform as soon as they are poured into the boiled water and won't be used

however, experts generally believe that qualified beverage bottles and mineral water bottles are required to be made of food grade plastic, that is, PET bottles. These food grade PET bottles cannot withstand high temperature and need to be used at low temperature. Generally, it is safe to use them below 70 ℃. In addition, these plastic bottles are disposable, and the state stipulates that enterprises cannot recycle and refill them for use. At the same time, some experts pointed out that it is difficult to clean plastic bottles, and repeated use will breed a large number of bacteria

in other words, citizens have always thought that reusing the idea of being more environmentally friendly may actually lay hidden dangers for their health. Therefore, in order to meet the growing demand, it is necessary for every consumer to see the numbers marked in the triangle at the bottom of the plastic bottle, and then use it carefully and reasonably when mastering its material properties

it is recommended to use PP material for catering packaging boxes

it is understood that the catering industry has also begun to promote the use of food grade takeout and packaging materials. For example, many restaurants provide PP grade plastic boxes for diners to pack, but they usually charge a fee of 50 cents to 1 yuan per box. When many consumers hear about this charge, they prefer to choose cheap foam lunch boxes rather than spend more money. People related to Shuangying plastic products said that the cost of PP food boxes is about three times higher than that of foam lunch boxes, but they are safe and high-temperature resistant, and can be heated in a microwave oven. But at present, the common phenomenon in the market is not that businesses are unwilling to use it, but that consumers are unwilling to use it. Mr. Zeng, the relevant person in charge of a large catering chain company, said in an interview that the current takeaway rule formulated by the company is that if the packaging made of foamed plastic is used, each takeaway is charged 1 yuan, while if the packaging made of PP is used, each single product is charged 5 cents. Most consumers choose to charge only 1 yuan

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