Green Lo­gis­tics

China Pictorial (English) - - Buzzwords - Edited by Li Zhuoxi

Chi­nese e-com­merce gi­ant Alibaba re­cently launched the “Green Lo­gis­tics 2020” plan across all its plat­forms, promis­ing that by 2020, all of its ex­press bags will be biodegrad­able and all boxes re­cy­clable. And other e-com­merce and lo­gis­tics com­pa­nies will fol­low suit to launch sim­i­lar green lo­gis­tics plans.

China has clearly be­come a big coun­try for ex­press de­liv­ery. The na­tion han­dled a to­tal of 40.06 bil­lion ex­press de­liv­er­ies in 2017, up by 28 per­cent from the pre­vi­ous year, con­sum­ing 19.2 bil­lion boxes, 5.8 bil­lion wo­ven bags, 15 bil­lion plas­tic bags and about 30 bil­lion me­ters of pack­ing tape.

In the process of build­ing an eco­log­i­cal China, the ex­press de­liv­ery in­dus­try has be­come a ma­jor area for im­prove­ment. In Au­gust 2016, the State Post Bu­reau is­sued a plan to ad­vance green pack­ag­ing in the ex­press de­liv­ery in­dus­try.

In Novem­ber 2017, ten min­is­te­rial-level govern­ment de­part­ments of China, in­clud­ing the State Post Bu­reau, the Na­tional De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion, the Min­istry of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy, the Min­istry of En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion, jointly re­leased guid­ance on col­lab­o­ra­tive pro­mo­tion of green pack­ag­ing in the ex­press de­liv­ery in­dus­try.

Ac­cord­ing to in­dus­try ex­perts, the Chi­nese govern­ment still needs to for­mu­late na­tional stan­dards on green lo­gis­tics to en­sure the com­pat­i­bil­ity and in­ter­op­er­abil­ity of lo­gis­tics tech­nol­ogy, prod­ucts and ser­vices among dif­fer­ent en­ter­prises to en­cour­age them to strengthen co­op­er­a­tion in re­search and de­vel­op­ment of new tech­nolo­gies and new mod­els and pro­vide ser­vices that are more en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly.

Ver­sion 2.0 of the shar­ing ex­press box, jointly devel­oped by Sun­ing Lo­gis­tics and Shen­zhen Huidu Tech­nol­ogy Co., Ltd., can be reused over 60 times, with each-time usage price 30 per­cent lower than that of an or­di­nary car­ton. IC

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