Recently, the state issued policy opinions such as the "National E-commerce Logistics Development Special Plan (2016-2020)", "Guiding Opinions on Accelerating the Transformation and Development of my country's Packaging Industry", and "Guiding Opinions on Coordinating the Promotion of Green Packaging in the Express Industry". The realization of green logistics is once again on the agenda.
The continuous expansion of logistics scale has promoted rapid economic development. According to data, in 2016, my country's logistics costs accounted for 14.9% of GDP, nearly double that of developed countries such as the United States, Japan, and Germany. The express business volume reached 31.28 billion pieces, and the per capita express usage was close to 23 pieces, an increase of nearly 8 pieces year-on-year.
In order to create a good atmosphere of "green express, everyone has something to do", the application of packaging materials is gradually standardized, laying the foundation for the development of green logistics. It is understood that in the express delivery agreement, the use rate of customer electronic waybills has reached more than 90%, which is not only conducive to promoting the use of transfer boxes, cage trucks and other equipment, but also conducive to the establishment and formation of the packaging management system of the express industry.
In the packaging report of China's express delivery industry last year, it is not difficult to find that the use of cartons accounted for a high proportion, becoming the most polluted item of packaging materials. This is all because the recovery rate of express packaging in my country has always been less than 20%, and it cannot be recycled efficiently, which seriously hinders the advancement of e-commerce green packaging and green logistics.
A product packaging needs to consider not only the safety of the product, but also the standardization of packaging of various equipment. If the product does not match the packaging after sorting, it is likely to lead to waste of efficiency and labor. The recyclable shared express that appeared some time ago has helped save tens of millions of cartons. Shared express boxes have helped logistics improve the efficiency of reuse from the source of materials, indicating that the practice of sharing concepts in the logistics industry does not only exist in logistics parks.