With the development of the world economy, the rational use of earth resources and the natural protection of human living environment have increasingly attracted global attention. Protecting resources and the environment and creating a good living and development space are the basic strategies for implementing sustainable development and achieving stable global economic development. While plastic products bring convenience to humanity, they also produce serious "white pollution," which has become a major social problem in the world today. Therefore, humans have begun to challenge the traditional path of "pollute first, treat later" and develop green environmentally-friendly alternative products to fundamentally eliminate white pollution.
Currently, from an international perspective, plastic packaging materials are difficult to enter the international market, and many European and American countries have explicitly banned the use of foam plastic packaging and tableware. A global transformation of plastic packaging products is gradually emerging, and "paper instead of plastic" green packaging will become the development trend of the world packaging industry. It is under the driving force of this situation that a new type of green packaging - molded paper pulp packaging - was born.
Compared with traditional handmade box packaging, in general size, molded paper pulp packaging has a slightly larger overall size, but its overall weight and various usage are less than traditional handmade box packaging. Moreover, in their respective production processes, the waste water and electricity consumption in the production of molded paper pulp packaging are lower than those of traditional handmade box packaging. Due to the integrated molding characteristics of the molded paper pulp packaging during production, the overall energy consumption is only 40% of the traditional handmade box packaging. In terms of raw materials, the production of traditional packaging cannot be done without wood, but all the raw materials of molded paper pulp packaging are derived from sugarcane bagasse, which puts almost zero pressure on the environment.
Globally, statistics show that 42% of plastic is used for packaging, most of which are only used once. Therefore, plastic pollution in the ecosystem causes long-term and persistent problems. The plastic recycling rate is only 10%, which means that 90% of plastic is incinerated, landfilled, or directly discarded into the natural environment. Plastics usually take 20 to 400 years or longer to decompose. The decomposed plastic fragments or microplastic residues in the atmosphere cycle through water, food and soil, and all aspects of our involvement. Using molded paper pulp packaging can break this negative cycle. Since the material is natural, its degradation is also very fast. Tests have shown that molded paper pulp packaging can achieve severe or complete decomposition in both outdoor or landfill states, which greatly reduces the pollution caused by packaging to the environment.