In fact, among the overall plastic products in China, the output of plastic straws only accounts for 0.036% of the total output, but the reason why the replacement of paper straws is listed as the first step of the plastic restriction order may be due to the attention and use of plastic straws The frequency is relatively high. Last year, the per capita use of plastic straws in my country exceeded 30, and the banning of plastic straws has an obvious market education effect on consumers and enterprises.
At present, there are three main types of substitutes for plastic straws on the market: paper straws, PLA straws, and a relatively small glass, stainless steel, straw straws, and so on.
Among them, paper straws and PLA straws are relatively mainstream alternatives to plastic straws, but the production cost is more than twice that of non-degradable plastic straws. The cost of a plastic straw can be controlled at about 3 cents, while the cost of a paper straw reaches 1 cent, which is three times that of a plastic straw. The cost of PLA straws is higher than that of paper straws due to high raw material prices. Therefore, paper straws have a larger share of plastic straw substitutes currently on the market.
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