National policy on environmentally friendly tableware


Many countries have adopted policy measures to promote the use of environmentally friendly tableware and reduce the use of single-use plastic tableware. The following are examples of policies on environmentally friendly tableware in some countries:

China: The Chinese government released the Three-Year Action Plan to Combat Plastic Pollution in 2019, which includes restrictions on the use of disposable plastic tableware. According to the plan, China will promote the use of classified tableware in restaurants and provide environmentally friendly tableware that is biodegradable or recyclable.

European Union: The European Union adopted the Single-Use Plastics Directive in 2019, which sets out measures to limit and reduce the use of single-use plastics. Under the directive, EU member states are required to take steps to limit the use of plastic cutlery and promote sustainable alternatives.

Canada: Several Canadian provinces and cities have taken steps to ban or restrict single-use plastic cutlery. For example, the City of Vancouver implemented a policy in 2020 banning single-use plastic cutlery and packaging.

United States: Some U.S. cities and states have also taken steps to restrict single-use plastic cutlery. For example, California passed a bill banning the use of foam plastic tableware in 2019.

It should be noted that specific policy content and implementation methods will vary from country to country and region to region. Generally speaking, these policies aim to reduce the use of disposable plastic tableware, promote sustainable alternatives, and encourage restaurants and consumers to adopt environmentally friendly tableware to reduce plastic pollution and resource waste.

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