The courier industry is thriving thanks to a nationwide embrace of e-commerce. Some 31.2 billion parcels were delivered across the nation in 2016. Photo: AFP The courier industry is thriving thanks to a nationwide embrace of e-commerce. Some 31.2 billion parcels were delivered across the nation in 2016. Photo: AFP
The courier industry is thriving thanks to a nationwide embrace of e-commerce. Some 31.2 billion parcels were delivered across the nation in 2016. Photo: AFP

Chinese courier firms deliver mountain of waste with less than 10pc of wrapping recycled: report

Industry is thriving as the nation embraces e-commerce, but most of the excess packaging is being thrown out

Topic |   China Society
The courier industry is thriving thanks to a nationwide embrace of e-commerce. Some 31.2 billion parcels were delivered across the nation in 2016. Photo: AFP The courier industry is thriving thanks to a nationwide embrace of e-commerce. Some 31.2 billion parcels were delivered across the nation in 2016. Photo: AFP
The courier industry is thriving thanks to a nationwide embrace of e-commerce. Some 31.2 billion parcels were delivered across the nation in 2016. Photo: AFP
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