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The new economy has spawned new waste: shared bicycles are idle

Time: 2018/5/10 11:51:01View: 64 Burst:
Nowadays, most people's day can be like this: Traveling with a shared bicycle to solve the "last mile", breakfast, lunch and dinner can be called take-out, busy sneak in Taobao online purchase, strange phone calls to guess is "express delivery" ... ... more convenient life Behind it is the rapid rise of the "new economy."
The According to public statistics, in the shared bicycle industry, only ofo and Mobike’s daily active users have exceeded 10 million; in the take-out industry, the amount of daily orders disclosed by a “hungry” order platform has also reached 1,000. Millions or so; in the logistics industry, the rookie network daily assists China's retail platform to deliver 55 million packages...

Chen Wenling, chief economist of the China International Economic Exchange Center, said that China is ushering in the spring of the development of the "new economy." China is also rapidly creating the miracle of the Internet economy. The "new economy" field with the Internet economy at its core is growing rapidly. According to Jin Xuejun, a professor at the School of Economics of Zhejiang University, under the rapid development of the “new economy”, waste and pollution should not be underestimated. “The rate of parking for illegal bike sharing is low, and the majority of packaging waste in the express delivery industry is not biodegradable. The words are not friendly enough."

Scenario 1: In the thousands of square meters of open space in the south of Hangzhou, there are tens of thousands of shared bicycles abandoned in the wilderness. The shared bicycles of various brands are densely packed. There are more than one similar temporary stop point for sharing bicycles in Hangzhou. Tens of thousands of shared bicycles are idle and wasted by netizens as a “graveyard” for shared bicycles.

Scenario 2: Ms. Tang, a white-collar worker from Shanghai, recently purchased cosmetics on the Internet. She told reporters in the middle of the month that an 8-cm-high essence was covered with plastic foam, inflatable columns, and large cardboard boxes. The packaging surprised her. "After taking out the goods, besides the box is relatively easy to recycle, others can only be thrown into the trash can." Tang said.

Scenario 3: On the weekend of a weekend, under a dormitory in a college, from time to time some classmates come down for take-out and delivery. Ms. Wu, who is in charge of the house, sighed and said: “Now the children are all in the house, and meals don’t go out. They are very common. "Flies flew out of the rubbish dump under the dormitory, and the take-out packaging and ordinary garbage were piled up without classification.

These scenes are very common in life and the waste behind them is startling. For example, in 2016, there were 31.3 billion express parcels in China, which produced 12 billion express plastic bags and 24.7 billion meters of adhesive tape, most of which could not be recycled and could not be decomposed naturally.

For another example, with a daily average of 10 million single takeaways, a single plastic bag for each takeaway, and a 0.06 square meter for each plastic bag, the plastic bags used in a day can cover 600,000 square meters, which is equivalent to 84 football fields. A West Lake can be covered in 11 days. More industry insiders predict that in the next two or three years, shared vehicles will have large numbers of damaged vehicles. How to recycle and reuse them will soon be solved.

Experts interviewed believe that the development of the “new economy” has led to an increase in some pollutants. In addition to the corporate social responsibility, the industry also needs to formulate more explicit standards and encourage all parties to join the green ranks. At the same time, consumers should also increase their awareness, create a favorable social atmosphere, and make the “new economy” reject new waste.

The first is to establish governance goals and set industry standards. “Non-degradable materials currently used in express delivery are in fact in line with the current national standards.” An industry source said, and green materials are often more expensive, companies will inevitably choose lower-cost materials, it is recommended to raise standards and strongly promote Green action. As for the idle waste of shared bicycles, relevant experts believe that as the industry reshuffles, more and more bicycle brands will withdraw from the market, and the situation will improve, but the governance problems caused by the damage still need to be considered.

The second is to use economic levers to reduce the use of pollutants from the source. According to Yang Jianhua, president of the Zhejiang Social Society, in terms of foreign sales and express delivery industries, the country can significantly increase the cost of using plastic lunch boxes and plastic bags and reduce the use of green packaging such as cartons and biodegradable plastics through taxation leverage. Cost, to curb the momentum of packaging pollution.

The third is to promote consumer participation in the green operation. “The greenization of various industries is imperative, and governments, businesses, logistics companies, and logistics platforms should be added to the ‘five-party linkage’”, said Yang Jun, deputy secretary-general of the China Express Delivery Association. Caiwen Tong, chairman of the Cainiao Network, stated that “for the added cost of green materials, part of the national policy support, and merchants and logistics partners must also provide certain subsidies and support, while consumers also have to bear some”.

Fortunately, we have seen various efforts. The “new economy” is rejecting new waste, and technology can also bring “green”. For example, the “Roster Green Initiative” co-sponsored by the China Environment Protection Foundation and domestic “three links and one delivery” and other development companies, the development and application of biodegradable plastic packaging and non-tape carton, etc. Currently, 3 million green parcels have reached consumption. In the hands of ...