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Environmental experts: "toxic plastics" is more harmful than trench oil

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 At the breakfast stall, you can often see steaming fritters, tofu brain and buns, which are packed into plastic bags and handed to customers. In some small restaurants, soups are often poured into plastic bags and taken away. ... "The processing materials of these plastic bags are likely to be "toxic" plastic granules." In this regard, Dong Jinshi, a special expert of the National Environmental Product Quality Supervision and Inspection Center, said.
 Experts say
 “Currently, many links in the waste plastics recycling industry are in a regulatory gap. Many companies that process plastic pellets are not legal in themselves. It is obviously unrealistic to expect these materials to be legally applied. Currently, plastic pellets on the market are widely used, many of which are processed into Common ultra-thin plastic bags. There are also some illegal enterprises that produce plastic lunch boxes, disposable plastic cups, toys, basins and other plastic products. The raw materials used are "toxic" plastic granules."
 Plastic garbage is transformed into ultra-thin plastic bag
 Previously, Dong Jinshi had conducted in-depth investigations on the application of “toxic” plastic granules. He also visited the Yingkou and other places and found that the processing materials of ultra-thin plastic bags were black-gray plastic granules processed by some small workshops, and then added. Different mother color materials will produce disposable plastic bags of different colors such as blue, white, black and red. "These bags are used in the market."
 The reporter's investigation found that at present, some large supermarkets, shopping malls and shopping malls can basically implement the national plastic limit order, and provide environmentally friendly plastic bags to customers, but in some integrated bazaars and scattered street stalls on the street, The plastic order is ingenious, and all kinds of ultra-thin plastic bags are flooding the market and are provided free of charge to customers. “At the beginning of the plastics, the market was strictly controlled, and now few people are in charge.” A merchant selling the noodles told reporters that her plastic bags were wholesaled from other markets. “We are all small businesses. The environmental protection bag is too expensive, and the thin plastic bag is only two or three cents.” Some merchants in the interview also said that they were forced to provide plastic bags to customers free of charge. A merchant selling seafood said, "We are not willing to provide plastic bags for free, but customers are not willing to pay for bags. We must not let customers take them by hand!"
 The reporter visited a number of wholesale departments and commercial banks located near Dalian Railway Station and found that almost all cheap plastic products were sold, plastic pots, lunch boxes, milk bottles, water cups, rice bowls and other plastic products. They were rough in work, no trademarks, and some plastic bottles were very thin. It is deformed by hand, and these plastic products have a pungent smell.
 A shop owner secretly told reporters: "The cheap plastic products are almost all recycled materials. Those discarded plastic wastes have become recycled materials after processing. These plastic products are not suitable for use at home. There is still a strange smell in the sun, and many merchants often use promotions as gifts.” The owner said, “The difference between raw materials and recycled materials for processing plastic products is as high as several thousand yuan per ton, so more plastic products factories buy cheaper. Plastic particles. "
 "According to the relevant regulations of the state, waste plastics can be recycled and reused, but there are strict technical requirements. Previously, I have also conducted investigations and analysis, and currently there are plastic products for food packaging on the market, some of which exist in the source of raw materials. Some of the problems are scraps, recycled materials, etc. that do not meet the food packaging requirements."
 Recycled plastic cannot be used for food packaging
 Dong Jinshi said that the scope of application of recycled plastic products is also clearly stipulated in the country. It cannot be used directly for food contact items. It can only be used as garbage bags and chairs. All waste plastics cannot be used as food packaging materials. . Because the plastic used for food packaging has strict standards, it must be non-toxic. It is usually made of raw materials such as polyethylene, polypropylene and melamine. These raw materials do not need to be added with chemical additives during processing, and the ingredients are relatively stable and single. Therefore, even foods or water used to hold high temperatures do not produce harmful reactions. Good plastic raw materials are sourced from specialized petrochemical plants and meet sanitary requirements.
 Even so, different raw materials are selected according to food grade and industrial grade. Industrial grade raw materials cannot be used in food grade production. As for dirty plastic products, some can also see impurities dissolved in plastics, and can not be used to make food-grade plastic products. However, in actual operation, some production operators know that they are garbage plastic raw materials, but they sell them externally, and do not make any indications.
 Not only is the production of raw materials worrying, but the production environment of some factories is also unsanitary. "Currently, plastic packaging for foodstuffs is subject to QS market access certification. Those black-spotted production environments cannot meet the hygiene requirements of food packaging production. However, some manufacturers only disregard social responsibility from the perspective of profitability. Mass production of products that are harmful to consumers' health." Dong Jinshi said, "This situation is related to insufficient supervision and investigation of relevant functional departments."
 “Waste plastics contain a lot of spoilage components, bacteria and harmful chemicals. Some people think that these plastic products have been melted at high temperature during the production process, and the high temperature has the effect of disinfection and sterilization, but in fact this is a misunderstanding.”
 "Poisonous plastic" is more harmful than waste oil
 Dong Jinshi said, "High temperature only works for ordinary E. coli. Some bacteria and viruses are not killed at high temperatures, and these plastic products are usually made by underground processing plants or small workshops. The sanitary conditions are very poor and mixed together. It is easy to cause secondary pollution. In addition, waste plastics often contain heavy metals including lead stearate. These harmful substances enter the food packaging materials, and then enter the human body with food or beverages, which will cause considerable harm. ”
At the same time, due to the rough processing level, most plastic pellet manufacturers do not have the ability to distinguish between polyethylene and toxic polyvinyl chloride, and the particles produced in this way are undoubtedly toxic, and various plastic products made from it. It became a "poison." In addition, “the purity of waste plastics is low, and a large amount of styrene substances are produced during the production process, which is harmful to human health. Seriously, it may also affect women’s fertility and cause cancer.” Dong Jinshi said that food packaging bags are produced due to waste plastic processing. High levels of harmful substances, long contact with food, long-term use of plastic bags made of recycled plastic packaging foods, easily lead to chronic food poisoning and central nervous disease, Dong Jinshi believes that "long-term use of plastic bags made of recycled plastic packaging food pairs The harm of the human body is much higher than that of "ditch oil".


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