Why are kraft paper bags more environmentally friendly?
If you often go shopping in the mall, you will find that kraft paper bags are widely used in various industries. For example, the clothing stores and shoe stores we often go to are the most common places to use kraft paper packaging bags. Kraft paper bags are also used in fast food restaurants and beverage shops. Compared with plastic bags, the cost of kraft paper bags is higher. Why are so many companies willing to use kraft paper bags? One of the reasons is that more companies now attach importance to environmental protection and regard environmental protection as a part of their corporate culture. 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, when McDonald’s China gradually introduced a kind of kraft paper bags with thermal insulation properties in all stores to hold take-out food instead of using plastic food bags. This move has also received positive responses from other businesses, such as Nike, Adidas and other large plastic bag consumers who have begun to use high-quality kraft paper bags instead of 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, people who think 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 of paper packaging is obtained by cutting down trees, causing damage to the ecological environment. The other is that a large amount of sewage will be discharged during the production process of paper, which will cause water pollution.
In fact, these views are somewhat one-sided and backward. Now the big-name kraft paper manufacturers generally adopt the integrated production of forest and pulp, that is, the trees felled in the forest area are planted through scientific management to ensure that their ecology is not affected by destructive effects. The road to sustainable development. And with the continuous development of science and technology, the waste water generated in the production process of kraft paper needs to be treated to meet the national emission 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. Kraft paper will soon be degraded in the soil "turned into spring mud to protect flowers". Unlike plastic packaging, which is difficult and easy to degrade, it causes "white pollution" and has a destructive effect on the soil and the environment.
By comparison, it is not difficult to see that kraft paper bags are better than plastic bags in terms of environmental protection. Today, as more and more attention is paid to environmental protection, an environmentally friendly kraft paper packaging bag has become the first choice of more and more manufacturers. To contribute to environmental protection, kraft paper bags may be the first choice for shopping packaging or food packaging bags.