European countries use the whole process evaluation method for packaging materials. They have a high disposal rate of consumer goods leftovers, and the notion of “no waste, waste is also a resource” is well-known. European people have developed the habit of not throwing things away since they were young. The European Federation has made an inquiry and found that most consumers care about long-term environmental protection. Environmentalists account for 1/3 of the entire European population. These people are mainly in northern Europe, including France, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, etc. They have a strong environmental awareness and their favorite packaging materials are paper box packaging. Paper tube packaging uses paper as the raw material, the selection of materials is more hygienic. There will be no safety problems, and it is widely welcome by people in Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Poland and other countries.
In most European countries, paper packaging are recycled after use. The development of European paper box packaging has mainly gone through three stages. The first stage was before World War II. At that time, the production of paper packaging was at a low level, with poor quality and low output. The second stage was from the 1950s to the 1960s. With the advancement of technology, the quality of paper packaging has been greatly improved. It realize that the packaging improvement work of replacing plastic with paper. The third stage was from the 1960s to the late 1970s, when paper packaging technology became more mature. For example, cylindrical paper cans have basically reached the level of being able to replace tinplate cans. With the gradual improvement of European people’s environmental awareness, the European paper packaging market has also been further expanded.
Paper box packaging is currently widely used in European countries
At present, the development direction of paper packaging materials in European countries is the development and production of multi-functional paper products. Food paper packaging or cosmetic paper packaging has features as moisture-proof, fresh-keeping, temperature-sensing, water-sensing, sterilization, anti-corrosion, anti-oxidation, water resistance, acid resistance, oil resistance, and deodorization. At present, the European law clarifies three directions for packaging and the environment: 1. Reduce material from the upstream of production. The less packaging materials, the lighter the better. 2. To reuse twice. For example, the bottle should be light first and can be used many times. 3. To be able to add value. After waste recovery and disposal, it constitutes a new packaged product. Or after incineration of waste and waste, the heat is formed for heating and heating.
European countries have a high disposal rate of consumer goods surplus. From an economic point of view, the price of paper box packaging is much higher than that of plastic packaging, so food sales packaging still use plastics. Europeans believe that all elements that damage the environment can be effectively manipulated or eliminated as long as a systematic project of rational consumption, use and recycling is established. Out of environmental considerations, paper food packaging and paper cosmetic packaging containers have been rapidly developed in Europe. European paper packaging is of excellent quality, sophisticated planning and diverse functions. And the attention to environmental protection triggered by packaging is worth learning from Asian countries. European paper packaging for food and cosmetics usually uses cartons, paper bags, paper tubes, etc.
In European restaurants, the paper used to “pack” food is sheet by sheet, and various packaging paper bags account for the largest share. In addition, paper packaging applys for various cooked food, fast food, snacks and other foods.
Germany’s strong environmental awareness promotes the application of recycled cardboard packaging
Take Germany as an example. In the 1960s and 1970s, Germany ignored environmental protection in order to develop its economy rapidly. Smog often cover the German people and live a day waiting for the wind. The German economy has gone up, and people’s income has increased. However, carbon dioxide emissions have increased substantially, waters polluted, and soils have been seriously damaged. As a result, the Germans began to pay attention to environmental protection, and the public consciousness changed from focusing on living standards to focusing on quality of life. To put it bluntly, it means from earning money with life to the realm of using money to support life.
So in the 1970s, the West German government promulgated many laws and regulations on environmental protection. Even the disposal of domestic garbage has a special law, the Garbage Disposal Law. In the early 1990s, it wrote environmental protection into Germany’s Basic Law. Legally, it further consolidated the legal status of environmental protection in the country. You must know that the Basic Law is Germany’s constitution. Today, in Germany, environmental protection is the second largest government issue after employment. No matter how much the economy develops, it cannot be at the expense of the environment. It is the Virgo-like awareness of environmental protection that has created the beautiful landscape of today’s industrial country in Germany. Even bare land is hard to find in German cities.