Why are kraft paper bags more environmentally friendly than plastic bags?

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If you often go shopping in the mall, you will find that kraft paper bags are widely used in all walks of life. For example, the clothing stores and shoe stores we often go to are the most common places to use kraft paper packaging bags. Even you will be in some Kraft paper bags are also used in fast food restaurants and beverage stores for packaging. Compared with plastic bags, the cost of kraft paper bags is higher. Why are there so many companies willing to use kraft paper bags?

One of the reasons is that more and more companies now attach great importance to environmental protection and regard environmental protection as a part of corporate culture, so they choose more environmentally friendly and renewable paper bags instead of plastic bags.

The rise of kraft paper bags in China can be said to have started in 2006. In that year, McDonald's China gradually introduced a kind of kraft paper bags with thermal insulation properties to hold takeaway food in all stores to replace the use of plastic food bags. This initiative has also received positive responses from other businesses, such as Nike, Adidas and other big consumers of plastic bags, who have begun to use high-quality kraft paper bags to replace plastic shopping bags.

Of course, there are still some people in the market who still have different opinions on whether kraft paper is environmentally friendly. Generally speaking, the people who think kraft paper packaging is not environmentally friendly are mainly the manufacturing process of kraft paper and the selection of raw materials. They believe that the pulp used in paper packaging is obtained by cutting down trees, causing damage to the ecological environment. The other main reason is that a large amount of sewage will be discharged during the production process of paper, causing water pollution.

In fact, these views are somewhat one-sided and outdated. Nowadays, big-name kraft paper manufacturers generally adopt forest-pulp integrated production, that is, through scientific management, the trees felled in the forest area where they are located are replanted to ensure that their ecology will not be destructively affected. The path of sustainable development. And with the continuous development of science and technology, the wastewater generated in the production process of kraft paper needs to be treated to meet the national discharge standards before it is allowed to be discharged.

In addition, kraft paper packaging is 100% recycled and reused, which is an important point that kraft paper is superior to other packaging materials. Even against it, kraft paper will soon be degraded in the soil "turning into spring mud to protect flowers". Unlike plastic packaging, which is difficult to degrade, causing "white pollution" has a destructive impact on the soil and the environment.

Through comparison, it is not difficult to see that kraft paper bags are better than plastic bags in terms of environmental protection. Today, with more and more emphasis on environmental protection, an environmentally friendly kraft paper packaging bag has become the first choice of more and more manufacturers. To contribute to environmental protection, you may wish to use kraft paper bags as the first choice for shopping packaging or food packaging bags.

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