With the decomposition time of plastic bags is more than 500 years, with garbage in Vietnam per day is estimated to be 70 tons of plastic bags. If this number continues for another 20 years, Vietnam will be the country with the highest level of environmental pollution in the world.
Who is using self-destruction packaging? Where in Vietnam where the strongest plastic bags are considered is the market, grocery. But these places say no to self-destruction packaging, plastic bags destroy. Although the price difference is not too high.
Remarkably, according to the current environmental tax law, plastic bags are taxed up to 150% without distinction between conventional and self-destructible packaging. This makes the production of “green” products more difficult.
According to a government project, by 2020, Vietnam will reduce 65% of the hard plastic bags used in supermarkets and trade centers compared to 2010, reducing 50% of the total volume of plastic bags. Non-biodegradable plastics used in the local markets, collect and recycle 50% of the total amount of biodegradable plastic waste generated in daily life. Many experts said that the scheme would be difficult to implement without policies to encourage the production and use of self destructive packaging.
“There are a lot of plastic bag manufacturers that do not have a business license yet. Or rather, tax evasion so the price of products left to small traders, retailers are very low. Consequently, environmentally friendly products are difficult to compete with. “