Guangdong Province, China, Released “Catalogue of Plastic Products Restricted and Prohibited from Production, Sales and Use”

 

On September 21, 2020, the Provincial Development and Reform Commission and the Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment of Guangdong released the “Catalogue of Plastic Products Restricted and Prohibited from Production, Sales and Use in Guangdong Province (2020 Version)”. An overview of the catalogue is as follows:

Plastic products prohibited from production and sales
Classification From September 1, 2020 From January 1, 2021 From January 1, 2023
Plastic bags with thickness  less than 0.025mm Production and sales are  prohibited throughout the  province.
Polyethylene agricultural mulching film with thickness less than 0.01mm Production and sales are  prohibited throughout the  province.
Plastic products made of medical waste Production and sales are  prohibited throughout the  province.
Disposable foamed plastic tableware Production and sales are  prohibited throughout the  province.
Disposable plastic cotton swabs Production and sales are  prohibited throughout the  province.
Household daily chemical articles containing plastic beads Production are prohibited throughout the province. Sales are  prohibited throughout the  province.

 

Plastic products prohibited from use
Classification From September 1, 2020 From January 1, 2021 From January 1, 2023
Non-degradable plastic bags Prohibited from use  in cafeterias of public organizations, etc. throughout the province. And prohibited from use in places such as shopping centers, supermarkets, pharmacies, bookstores and other places, as well as restaurants’ take-out services and various exhibitions in the urban area of Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Prohibited from use in places such as shopping centers, supermarkets, pharmacies, bookstores and other places, as well as restaurants’ take-out services and various exhibitions in the urban area of cities above prefecture level, coastal cities and county level cities. Prohibited from use in urban area market in cities above prefecture level, coastal cities and county level cities.
Disposable plastic tableware Stop using in cafeterias of public organizations, etc. throughout the province. The catering industry shall not actively provide it to consumers. Prohibited from use in catering service in the urban area and scenic spots of cities above prefecture-level. Prohibited from use in catering service in the urban area and scenic spots of county level cities.
Disposable plastic straws Prohibited from use in  catering industry throughout  province.
Disposable plastic articles for hotels Star-rated hotels within the province shall not voluntary provide. All the hotels within the province shall not voluntary provide.
Plastic packaging for express Plastic packaging bags Prohibited from use at postal express outlets throughout the province.
Disposable polypropylene bags Prohibited from use at postal express outlets throughout the province.
Plastic tapes Increase the rate of tapes with width of or less than 45 mm to 90% or at postal express outlets throughout the province. Increase the utilization rate of tape-free cardboard box above 15%. Prohibited from use at all postal express outlets throughout the province.

 

The catalogue includes more detailed information about the target plastic products. For the original text of the catalogue, please refer to the following URL (Simplified Chinese).

http://drc.gd.gov.cn/ywtz/content/post_3091680.html