Promoting the Sustainable Development of Paper Industry Based on Green Environment Protection

By: Cosmos
Date: 2020-11-07

  "By 2020, the output value of China's packaging industry will reach 2.5 trillion yuan", "In 2017, the paper used for paper packaging will exceed 70 million tons, of which the paper used for cartons will exceed 50 million tons", "The United Nations Environment Development Agency issued a report in 2014, pointing out that the invention of cartons has reduced the loss of 3 billion tons of grain in the transportation process in the world, accounting for about 30% of the world's total grain output each year"... The above data and cases come from the heavy dialogue session on "Green and Packaging" held at the China Paper Sustainable Development Forum and the release ceremony of the White Paper on Sustainable Development of China Paper Industry.

Under such a large scale of output value, the green environmental protection and scientific research and innovation needs of packaging and paper industry need not be mentioned. In this dialogue, Professor Cao Zhenlei, Executive Vice-President of China Paper Industry Association, presided over as a guest, and together with six guests from the fields of production, education and research, launched a new discussion on the key words of resources, environment, structure, demand, raw materials, science and so on.

Paper packaging market has great potential

The data of "2.5 trillion yuan", "70 million tons" and "3 billion tons" not only directly reflect the scale and influence of China's packaging industry and paper industry, but also indirectly prove the importance of their role in production and consumption activities. Especially in the context of sustained economic growth, the rapid development of e-commerce economy and express industry has brought greater changes to the packaging industry.

According to Wang Yuezhong, executive vice chairman and secretary-general of China Packaging Federation, China's modern packaging industry started in the 1980s, with an output value of 7.2 billion yuan in 1980. After more than 40 years of development, the total revenue of Enterprises above the scale of China's packaging industry reached 97.0323 billion yuan by 2018. "Thanks to the rapid development of China's economy in the past decades, China's corrugated carton industry has surpassed the United States and become the undisputed leader in the world." Wang Yuezhong said so.

Among all kinds of packaging, paper packaging is one of the main categories. Its output value accounts for about one third of the total output value of packaging, and its application covers all aspects of economic life. According to Qian Yi, secretary-general of China Paper Association, in 2017, more than 70 million tons of paper were used for paper packaging, including about 50 million tons of paper boxes. How to understand these figures more vividly? Qian Yi compared the current hot express packaging cartons. According to statistics of relevant departments, in 2017, China's express package volume is 40 billion, of which 14 billion cartons, less than 1 million tons of folded packaging paper weight, accounting for less than 2% of the carton output. Qian Yi said.

Low cost, easy scale production, environmental protection and recycling are the advantages of paper packaging, so the application of paper packaging will be more and more extensive. Wang Yuezhong believes that the rapid development of paper packaging customer market such as e-commerce, express delivery and the emergence of new products such as intelligent packaging have brought new opportunities and challenges to the development of paper packaging industry. Qian Yi believes that paper packaging is becoming the first choice for consumers because of its environmental protection and recyclability.


"By 2020, the output value of China's packaging industry will reach 2.5 trillion yuan", "In 2017, the paper used for paper packaging will exceed 70 million tons, of which the paper used for cartons will exceed 50 million tons", "The United Nations Environment Development Agency issued a report in 2014, pointing out that the invention of cartons has reduced the loss of 3 billion tons of grain in the transportation process in the world, accounting for about 30% of the world's total grain output each year"... The above data and cases come from the heavy dialogue session on "Green and Packaging" held at the China Paper Sustainable Development Forum and the release ceremony of the White Paper on Sustainable Development of China Paper Industry.


Under such a large scale of output value, the green environmental protection and scientific research and innovation needs of packaging and paper industry need not be mentioned. In this dialogue, Professor Cao Zhenlei, Executive Vice-President of China Paper Industry Association, presided over as a guest, and together with six guests from the fields of production, education and research, launched a new discussion on the key words of resources, environment, structure, demand, raw materials, science and so on.


Paper packaging market has great potential


The data of "2.5 trillion yuan", "70 million tons" and "3 billion tons" not only directly reflect the scale and influence of China's packaging industry and paper industry, but also indirectly prove the importance of their role in production and consumption activities. Especially in the context of sustained economic growth, the rapid development of e-commerce economy and express industry has brought greater changes to the packaging industry.


According to Wang Yuezhong, executive vice chairman and secretary-general of China Packaging Federation, China's modern packaging industry started in the 1980s, with an output value of 7.2 billion yuan in 1980. After more than 40 years of development, the total revenue of Enterprises above the scale of China's packaging industry reached 97.0323 billion yuan by 2018. "Thanks to the rapid development of China's economy in the past decades, China's corrugated carton industry has surpassed the United States and become the undisputed leader in the world." Wang Yuezhong said so.


Among all kinds of packaging, paper packaging is one of the main categories. Its output value accounts for about one third of the total output value of packaging, and its application covers all aspects of economic life. According to Qian Yi, secretary-general of China Paper Association, in 2017, more than 70 million tons of paper were used for paper packaging, including about 50 million tons of paper boxes. How to understand these figures more vividly? Qian Yi compared the current hot express packaging cartons. According to statistics of relevant departments, in 2017, China's express package volume is 40 billion, of which 14 billion cartons, less than 1 million tons of folded packaging paper weight, accounting for less than 2% of the carton output. Qian Yi said.


Low cost, easy scale production, environmental protection and recycling are the advantages of paper packaging, so the application of paper packaging will be more and more extensive. Wang Yuezhong believes that the rapid development of paper packaging customer market such as e-commerce, express delivery and the emergence of new products such as intelligent packaging have brought new opportunities and challenges to the development of paper packaging industry. Qian Yi believes that paper packaging is becoming the first choice for consumers because of its environmental protection and recyclability.