Introducing recyclable paper cups and straws to reduce plastic waste
Dow, the world-leading materials science company headquartered in the US, will introduce over 50 products at the 2nd CIIE that enable a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle for Chinese consumers.
Dow’s paper-coating solution provides oil, acid, cold and hot water resistance to paper straws and cups, which are classified as recyclable. In Shanghai, over 2.5 million food deliveries are ordered online each day, generating a large number of garbage that is sent to landfill or burned.
“Consumers are getting more conscious about their citizen responsibilities to reduce consuming disposable products such as plastic straws and cups, which is a very good sign that society, not only producers and governments, are advocating for the circular economy, but individual consumers intend to change behaviors to make our planet a better place to live,” said Yoke Loon Lim, Dow Greater China president.