Why are brown paper kraft bags more environmentally friendly than plastic bags?
Apr 02, 2022
If you often go shopping, you will find that brown paper kraft bags are widely used in all walks of life. For example, the clothing stores and shoe stores that we often go to are the most common places to use kraft paper packaging bags. Brown paper kraft bags are also used in fast-food restaurants and beverage stores for packaging. Compared with plastic bags, the cost of brown paper kraft bags is higher. Why are so many companies willing to use brown paper kraft bags? One of the reasons is that more companies now pay attention to environmental protection and regard environmental protection as part of their corporate culture, so Choose more environmentally friendly and renewable paper bags instead of plastic bags.
The rise of brown paper kraft bags in China can be said to have started in 2006, when McDonald's China gradually introduced a kind of kraft paper bag with thermal insulation properties in all stores to hold takeaway food instead of plastic food bags. This move 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 brown paper kraft bags to replace plastic shopping bags.
Of course, there are still some people in the market who have different views on whether kraft paper is environmentally friendly or not. Generally speaking, people who think that kraft paper packaging is not environmentally friendly are mainly about the manufacturing process of kraft paper and the selection of raw materials. They believe that the pulp for paper packaging is obtained by cutting down trees, causing damage to the ecological environment. Another 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 a bit one-sided and backward. Now the big-name kraft paper manufacturers generally use forest-pulp integrated production, that is, through scientific management, the trees felled in the forest area are planted to ensure that their ecology is not 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 standard before it is allowed to discharge.
In addition, kraft paper packaging is 100% recycled, which is an important point that kraft paper is superior to another material packaging. Even if it is, kraft paper will quickly degrade in the soil. Unlike plastic packaging that is not easily degradable, causing "white pollution" has a devastating impact on the soil and the environment.
Through comparison, it is not difficult to see that kraft paper bags are better in environmental protection than plastic bags. Today, with more and more attention to environmental protection, and 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.