China has 940 million people online, and the country loves online shopping. Over time, that makes up a lot of packaging waste. Photo: Xinhua
China has 940 million people online, and the country loves online shopping. Over time, that makes up a lot of packaging waste. Photo: Xinhua
E-commerce

Plastic waste from e-commerce packaging is a big problem in China, so Shanghai is trying to fight it

  • Shanghai is phasing out non-biodegradable packaging for e-commerce deliveries in post offices, but private companies aren’t covered
  • China is on track to have packaging waste as heavy as more than 400 aircraft carriers by 2025

China has 940 million people online, and the country loves online shopping. Over time, that makes up a lot of packaging waste. Photo: Xinhua
China has 940 million people online, and the country loves online shopping. Over time, that makes up a lot of packaging waste. Photo: Xinhua
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