During the "Double 11" period this year, many express enterprises introduced specific measures for green governance of express packaging. For example, Cainiao announced that from November 1 to November 20, 130000 Cainiao post stations across the country launched the "Express Package for Eggs" activity again. Consumers left the express package after picking up at the post station, and then they could get eggs after scanning the code. Deppon Express announced that it would continue to promote green packaging materials such as electronic face sheets, recycled fiber bags, recycled enclosure boxes, small polypropylene empty boxes, and further strengthen the actions of packaging slimming and packaging recycling. (Reported by Economic Daily on October 31)
As the "Double 11" promotion activities have been launched in each major e-commerce platform, the express business will usher in the peak season, and the problem of over packaging of express delivery will also be concerned. In this context, many express enterprises have introduced specific measures for green governance of express packaging, aiming to accelerate the green governance of express packaging by taking the "Double 11" as an opportunity.
For a long time, excessive express packaging has been criticized, and it is imperative to speed up the green governance of express packaging. In April 2021, the State Post Office printed and issued the Special Treatment Plan for Overpacking and Random Packaging of Express Mail, making it clear that the whole industry will be organized to carry out the special green treatment of express packaging in a concentrated way for one year. Through the joint efforts of the whole system, industry and market parties, the special governance has achieved remarkable results, and the industry's awareness of green development has gradually increased. However, compared with the requirements of high-quality development of the industry, there is still a gap in the green governance of express packaging. According to the analysis, the main reason is that the cost of environmental protection materials is too high, which leads to the enterprise's relevant measures often with the intention of "testing the water", either to stop or to take the edge.
The green governance of express packaging is a systematic project, which involves every link in the whole life cycle from packaging design to recycling and reuse. The effect may be limited by the efforts of one enterprise or industry alone. It requires all relevant departments of the government to jointly manage and establish a law, regulation and standard system covering the whole chain to support the whole process governance and promote the high-quality development of the industry.
Relevant departments should promote the revision of the Interim Regulations on Express Delivery and other relevant laws and regulations, increase the green governance of express packaging and other relevant content, speed up the introduction of relevant mandatory national standards according to the Guiding Opinions on Strengthening the Standardization of Express Green Packaging, and establish a full link responsibility system for product packaging from the aspects of policy, supervision and market, so as to make it "slim down". Actively establish a garbage collection system for the whole society, and set up a working mechanism of linkage and cooperation between multiple management departments. At the same time, technological innovation should take the lead to make packaging materials more environmentally friendly and lower cost; Businesses should make decisions, make a difference, and reduce from the source; Strengthen the publicity of environmental protection, especially the publicity of the utilization rate of environmental protection materials, improve the public's awareness of environmental protection, and guide consumers to practice the green concept.
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