Current Situation and Solution of Express Packaging Under “Green Logistics”

Current Situation and Solution of Express Packaging Under “Green Logistics”

Zhang Yu
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2173-1.ch008
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With the continuous development of e-commerce in China, the business volume of the express delivery industry is also growing, which brings tens of millions of express package garbage, which not only causes serious waste of resources, but also serious environmental pollution. This chapter analyses the current situation of packaging in express delivery industry, in the “green logistics”. The main measures for the green development of express packaging are given below.
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Main Problems Existing In Packaging Of Express Industry In China

Over Packing in Express Industry

With the rapid development of e-commerce in China, the express industry has sprung up rapidly, such as Shunfeng Express, Jingdong Express and “three links and one access”. However, China's express delivery is still in the initial stage of logistics, only engaged in simple manual loading and unloading, handling, storage, warehousing, warehousing and distribution operations (Angell and Klassen, 1999). Usually, consumers place orders online and receive products. Commodities are often loaded, unloaded and transported more than five times before they reach consumers smoothly. In this process, express delivery often causes damage to the goods. Many sellers often use excessive packing boxes and cushioning materials in order to reduce the loss of goods during express delivery. This is far beyond the actual needs of express packaging function. On the one hand, it leads to the waste of packaging materials resources, on the other hand, it leads to the waste of express transport capacity. According to the statistics of China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, the solid packaging waste produced by express industry in China is far more than 200 million tons per year, and the recovery rate of express packaging is less than 20%. In recent years, with the rapid growth of e-commerce business, in order to ensure that goods can be delivered to consumers in good condition, the over packaging of express industry is particularly obvious.

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