Staff members work at the distribution center of an express delivery company in Yinchuan, northwest China. Photo: Xinhua
Staff members work at the distribution center of an express delivery company in Yinchuan, northwest China. Photo: Xinhua
E-commerce

Singles’ Day: Record-breaking sales focus new attention on packaging waste as almost 4 billion parcels are shipped

  • It is estimated that 20 per cent of the packages delivered this year in China are plastic
  • Environmentalists are questioning if recycling efforts are enough to offset the surge in online shopping

Staff members work at the distribution center of an express delivery company in Yinchuan, northwest China. Photo: Xinhua
Staff members work at the distribution center of an express delivery company in Yinchuan, northwest China. Photo: Xinhua
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