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
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

Topic |   E-commerce
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
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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