China should speed up green transformation in the courier sector.”
deputy secretarygeneral of the China Express Association and recycling,” said Zeng Xianlai from Tsinghua University.
Packaging materials such as tape, cushions and plastic bags are usually sent to landfills, and the main component of such materials, polyvinyl chloride, may take hundreds of years to degrade. Burning these materials also generates pollutants.
Analysts estimated China saw 6 million tons of packaging waste generated last year and the disposal costs will be more than 9 billion yuan (around $1.36 billion).