Delivery drivers in Beijing prepare for Singles' Day. Photo: EPA-EFE

Green groups raise alarm over China’s growing e-commerce waste mountain

  • Retailers are waiting for recycling regulations instead of taking initiative, campaigners say
  • Draft packaging standards were published last month, and e-commerce companies say they have waste reduction plans in operation
Topic |   China pollution

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Delivery drivers in Beijing prepare for Singles' Day. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Alibaba's annual 11.11 Countdown Gala Celebration for 2019 was broadcast live from the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena. Photo: Handout

Consumers from China’s smaller cities lift Alibaba to new Singles’ Day record as buyers shrug off trade war

  • Alibaba’s Singles’ Day shopping festival, which falls on November 11 every year, is the world’s largest of its kind
Topic |   Singles' Day (11.11)

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Alibaba's annual 11.11 Countdown Gala Celebration for 2019 was broadcast live from the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena. Photo: Handout
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