The seemingly insignificant straw has long been an important product in our daily lives. In recent years, with the rapid development of the food packaging industry, more and more plastic straws that have been randomly discarded have begun to burden the environment while bringing convenience to people's lives. Paper straws gradually show an advantage due to their recyclability. Bars and restaurants are gradually full of paper-based yellow striped straws bulk, gold paper straws bulk, and party straws bulk printed with funny patterns.
In a recent interview, Peter Gilbert, director of the special paper market and customer service at Dunta, said that the company is no stranger to the paper pipette business and has previously supplied paper to the first manufacturer of paper straws. But in order to change the paper straw from a niche market to a commodity, the papermaking industry needs to upgrade deep processing technology and improve paper performance.
At present, the cost of paper straws is five times more expensive than plastic straws. Because of the slow processing equipment, 150-200 straws are produced per minute. Plastic extrusion equipment can produce more than 2,000 plastic straws per minute. At the same time, the demanding requirements of deep processing have made the special paper used as the raw material of the paper straws strong. In order to achieve the compressive strength of the paper straw, the straw is made of three to four layers of paper, and the manufacturing process is very strict. More importantly, the paper that makes the straw must be waterproof to ensure that people do not deform or fall apart when using it. At the same time, it must be ensured that the material is biodegradable in response to environmental concerns, but it will take some time to meet these requirements.
Although the challenges are heavy, it does not mean that paper straws will not be put into the market quickly. Gilbert said that many deep processing manufacturers are learning how to make paper straws. They have begun to purchase paper straw making equipment in response to market demand. Dunta Special Paper Co., Ltd. is also actively working with some deep processing paper mills to find a new and improved qualified paper grade as a raw material for paper straws.
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The "paper" trend of switching pastry bags and beverage containers from plastic to paper products began to expand in Japan. Paper straws used in some hotels for environmental protection are also well received. Under the call for a reduction in the momentum of plastic waste, various paper companies are working on alternative materials and new uses.
Moisture is difficult to pass
The opportunity for the value of paper to be re-recognized is that the trend of stopping the use of plastic products such as straws on the grounds of negative impact on the ecosystem has been extended to the catering industry. Discussions on strengthening supervision at the international level are also advancing, blowing up the demand for paper that has been falling due to the downturn in information and the downturn in the publishing industry. Yajima, president of the Japan Paper Association, said that "the characteristics of a paper-friendly environment have been re-recognized" and that it has achieved results.
In addition to selling raw materials for straws to manufacturers, the Prince Holdings Group has also developed food packaging papers that can be used as Japanese pancake bags. By applying a chemical, oxygen and moisture are difficult to pass.
In order to explore the demand for alternative plastics, Nippon Paper Co., Ltd. established a “paper solution promotion room” in August. New paper beverage containers will be sold starting in 2019, aiming to switch from plastic bottles. In the past, paper containers were difficult to load juice mixed with pulp, but the company solved the problem by modifying the production method.
Improve the image of the environment
For enterprises, although paper products increase costs, they are expected to be considered to be enthusiastic about environmental protection and enhance corporate image. In July, American hotel giant Hilton replaced the straws used in 14 hotels in Japan, including the Conrad Tokyo, with yellow paper straws, red chevron paper straws, yellow and gray paper straws. The person in charge said, "The appearance is very popular, and there are many people who send it to the social networking site (SNS)." The move is said to cut 1.4 million plastic straws a year.
There have also been companies that replaced the straws and cups of the staff canteen with paper, like the Sumitomo Mitsui Marine Fire Insurance and the Japanese company Xingya.
Chemical manufacturers have not stood idly by. Companies such as Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings have stepped up efforts to develop "biodegradable plastics" that decompose in nature through microbial action, striving to eliminate the poor image of plastics.
Zhonghua Company increased the plant equipment in Takasago City, Hyogo Prefecture, and increased the production capacity of biodegradable plastics to five times by the end of 2019. The company has obtained an international certification that is decomposed in seawater, and it is expected to be decomposed even if it flows into the ocean after being rubbish, rather than long-term residual effects. The company will work to increase its adoption in tableware such as food packaging and forks.
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According to Japan’s NHK TV station on September 29, the problem of plastic waste polluting the marine environment has become increasingly serious. In this case, Tokyo, Japan will conduct an attempt. The coffee shop in the government building replaces the previous plastic straw with a paper straw.
The trial will start in the three cafes in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku starting from the 1st of next month for a month. On the 28th, the Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, personally came to the coffee shop and tried the paper straws that were about to be put into use.
Yuriko said, "Start from a small place. So we all started the government building. The feeling of drinking a drink is nothing special. I hope everyone will take the straw as an opportunity to think about environmental issues together."
The paper straws used in this trial cost about 13 yen each, several times higher than the previous plastic straws. To this end, the government will bear the cost of 20,000 paper straws used during the trial period.
Tokyo will conduct a questionnaire survey on paper pipe users as a reference to develop measures to reduce plastic waste. At the same time, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to provide survey results to pipe makers and food and beverage outlets. If paper-based straws like orange and white striped straws, pink and yellow paper straws, gray and white paper straws appears to be more favorable, that would promote reducing plastic waste.
Some local governments in the United States have banned food and beverage outlets from providing plastic straws. Japan's catering industry and so on are gradually abandoned without using plastic straws.
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