Link: China fighting environmental consequences of e-commerce boom
(UK, March 22, 2017) Some 31.3 billion parcels were shipped across the country in 2015 – a year-on-year increase of more than 50%, according to data from China’s State Post Bureau. And in response to the rapidly-growing packaging waste stream generated by the nation’s flourishing e-commerce sector, China’s Cainiao Network has set up the Cainiao Green Alliance Foundation.
Some 7.5 billion plastic bags, 10 billion cardboard boxes and 17 billion metres of wrapping tape were used to ship China’s parcels in 2015. ‘In China, an average of 57 million packages were delivered each day in 2015 – compared to the US average of 35 million,’ reports the Cainiao Network.
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