China should speed up green trans­for­ma­tion in the courier sec­tor.”

China Daily (Latin America Weekly) - - Business -

Yang Jun,

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).

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