Ultra-thin plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than 0.025 mm, disposable plastic cotton swabs, disposable foamed plastic tableware, non-degradable plastic bags… These common plastic products have been blacklisted since September 2020. On July 14, 2021, the reporter learned from the Shenzhen Market Supervision Bureau that Shenzhen issued the first fine for the formal implementation of the “Environmental Prevention and Control Law of the People’s Republic of China on Solid Waste Pollution” (hereinafter referred to as the “New Solid Waste Law”).
The “New Solid Waste Law” was officially implemented on September 1, 2020. The first paragraph of Article 69 of the law stipulates that “the state lawfully prohibits and restricts the production, sale and use of non-degradable plastic bags and other disposable plastic products.” The “new solid waste law” also strengthens the use of related disposable plastic products. punish.
In order to strictly implement the “New Solid Waste Law”, the Municipal Market Supervision Bureau continues to carry out special actions for plastic pollution control. Recently, when the Municipal Market Supervision Bureau inspected a beverage store in Futian District, Shenzhen, it was found that the store’s main business is the ready-made and on-the-spot sale of beverages. Disposable plastic straws are provided to consumers for free when selling beverages. These straws are not acceptable. Degradable plastic straws. The store’s use of non-degradable plastic products violated the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 69 of the “New Solid Waste Law”. The Municipal Market Supervision Bureau ordered the parties to make rectifications and imposed a fine of 10,000 yuan. This is the first fine issued by Shenzhen’s “New Solid Waste Law”.
Not only that, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment issued the “Opinions on Further Strengthening the Control of Plastic Pollution” stipulating that by the end of 2022, star hotels, hotels and other places across the country will no longer actively provide disposable products.
At the same time, the “Amendment to Beijing Municipal Domestic Waste Management Regulations (Draft for Review)” is open for comments. Catering business units and catering delivery service providers shall not take the initiative to provide consumers with disposable tableware. Hotel operating units shall not actively provide consumers with disposable daily necessities in guest rooms. Anyone who violates the regulations and fails to make corrections within the time limit shall be fined not less than 1,000 yuan but not more than 5,000 yuan.
On January 19, 2021, the inspection team of the Urban Management Law Enforcement Bureau of Beijing Changping District came to several hotels in Xihuan Road to conduct law enforcement inspections on whether they provided disposable toiletries. In the most eye-catching place at the front desk of the Lavande Hotel, you can see a warm reminder that “the hotel industry does not provide disposable toothbrushes…”.
The Urban Management Law Enforcement Bureau of Changping District will intensify law enforcement inspections. If the hotel supplies such as disposable toothbrushes are provided in violation of regulations, they will be ordered to make immediate corrections and fines of more than 5,000 yuan and less than 10,000 yuan will be imposed. For those who violate the regulations again, 10,000 yuan will be imposed. A fine of more than RMB 50,000 and a fine of less than RMB 50,000.
At the same time, as of now, the Chaoyang District Urban Management Law Enforcement System has raided 24,515 places such as catering establishments, hotels and hotels, and has carried out 463 joint law enforcement, and a total of 1,354 cases have been filed. A total of 360,000 yuan was punished. Since then, the first hotel proactively issued a ticket for disposable supplies.
It can be seen from the implementation timeline and intensity of the hotel’s disposable product ban that in the future, all cities across the country will explicitly prohibit hotels from actively providing disposable products.
In 2007, Beijing called for disposable items in large packaging containers for toiletries in hotels and hotels;
In 2009, Changsha promulgated the “Notice on Prohibition of Free Provision of One-time Daily Necessities in Hotels, Hotels, Guest Houses and Other Places”;
In 2015, Hangzhou accommodation, tourism, and catering operators “not allowed to provide free disposable items in their business activities”;
In 2018, Zhejiang Province’s four-star and above hotels (hotels) will not take the initiative to provide disposable consumer goods…
2021: Beijing explicitly prohibits hotels from actively providing disposable products including disposable toothbrushes.
In 2020, Shanghai issued the “Regulations of Shanghai Municipality on the Management of Domestic Waste”, which stipulates that from July 1st, hotel rooms shall not actively provide disposable daily necessities. Hotels that fail to make corrections within the time limit will be fined 500-5000 yuan.