E-commerce Choosing Green Over Higher Cost Of Carton

Leading names in the e-commerce industry are starting to raise awareness in terms of recycling due to the price of cartons continuing to increases. They are also promoting other businesses to patronize packaging materials that are sustainable and eco-friendly. This goes without saying that the price of moving boxes for sale was also affected by the increase.

According to statistics released by the industry, the price of raw paper has increased to 5,000 yuan or equal to $754 for every metric ton. This figure shows that the increase is almost 70 per cent in just a period of 12 months. This in turn resulted to high pressure among carton manufacturers, not to mention the fact that there is an undersupply of carton all over China.

Because of the reduction in the supply of paper, its cost automatically rises which resulted to the closing of small paper mills in the industry. The country is also increasing its effort to avoid solid waste imports in order to decrease the amount of pollution in the environment. Experts explained that paper manufacturers have no choice but to increase their prices in order to offset the increase in costs.

On July of this year, the Ministry of Environmental Protection has already said that the country will no longer allow imports of 24 kinds of solid wastes such as vanadium slag, unsorted scrap paper and discarded textiles before the year ends.

Cainiao Network Technology Co. Ltd. which is the network behind Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, one of the leading e-commerce in the world, have been conduction measures to make sure that recycling is done on cartons to impact the continued inflation in its costs.

Cainiao also said that they are already organizing a recycling campaign all over the major cities in China such as Hangzhou, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. This will be commencing on November 11 which is the same day as the shopping festival.

According to Shi Miao, the vice president of the company, they are partnering with carton manufacturers as they plan to reprocess the cartons that have been abandoned by consumers. These will all undergo reproduction to become packaging boxes. They are hoping that these small measures will help in reducing the cost of moving boxes for sale and paper products in general.