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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperOpinion / Opinion LineEditorialsOp-EdColumnistsContributorsCartoonsSpecialsFrom the PressForum TrendsTalk from streetDebateEditors Pick:Syrian refugeescyberspaceV-Day paradeshrimp scandalTPPToo much parcel packaging a pressing problem(China Daily) Updated:2016-04-01 08:03Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallWorkers at a delivery service sort parcels in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. China is set to further open its express delivery market to foreign companies. [Hu Jianhuan/China Daily]STATISTICS SHOW THAT a total of 20.65 billion parcels were delivered in China last year, up 48 percent from 2014, leading to considerable packing material waste that poses a threat to the environment. Changjiang Daily commented on Thursday:Chinas express delivery sector has grown steadily despite the economic downturn. The country is expected to handle 50 billion express parcels annually by 2020, according to Ma Junsheng, head of the State Post Bureau.
The annual waste of packaging, whether plastic or paper, has reached more than a million tons. To curb this serious delivery-related pollution requires all parties concerned-express companies, customers, online business owners, and post service authorities-to pitch in to make a difference.
Delivery service providers and online shop owners, for starters, should package their parcels reasonably and refrain from over-packaging the items to be delivered. They should also use more recyclable and degradable materials.
As for Chinese online shoppers, they should also have better awareness of packaging waste and not expect their purchases to come with too much packaging unless they are fragile and need extra protection during delivery. Besides, they need to keep in mind their responsibility to sort their waste packaging for recycling, in accordance with the rules on waste classification, or sell it to waste-recycling stations, where such routine garbage can be made useful again.8.03KRelated StoriesAll aboard the Made in China expressChina express delivery revenue up 42% in Jan-NovSmaller is better in China express deliveryChina Express Air resumes half of flightsMost Viewed Todays Top NewsAtomic power holds key to energy securityThe pros and cons of online educationClear commitment to global nuclear securityStability best for MyanmarGray area in law allows bribe-givers to escape deserved punishmentsForum TrendsA4 waist challenge: The thinner, the better?Will artificial intelligence replace humans?Is it difficult for well-educated women to find a partner?Laowais suggestions to Premier LiTop 10 domestic news cartoonsTop 10 world news cartoonsOur forumites make their own 2016 calendarColumnistsA funny way to fortuneObama fails to tackle main issues during Cuba visitFeatured ContributorsChinas role in nuclear safety shows its responsible playerNo fear of subprime crisis but caution is still the catchwordStar BloggersMy vision for a smog-free China By eddieturksonI’ve lived in China for quite a considerable time including my graduate school years, travelled and worked in a few cities and still choose my destination taking into consideration the density of smog or PM2.5 particulate matter in the region.One day on earth: my date with Teresa Teng By ChevalerieOne beautiful evening in Paris, in 1992, I had the outstanding privilege of meeting the wonderful Chinese singer, Mrs. Deng Lijun (Teresa Teng) at sunset. She has such a beautiful voice, and brings tremendous technique, taste and intelligence to each of her love songs.Why I continue to teach in China By MichaelMIve been in China for almost four and a half years now, teaching more than 4,000 classes and nearly as many students. It’s given me experiences Ill never forget.Special2016 Happy Chinese New YearGlobal views on 2016 Two SessionsNew Normal charts new growth…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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