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Parcel deliveries go green in North China’s Baotou city

Updated: 2020-07-01

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A parcel is sealed using “slimming tape” in Baotou, in Inner Mongolia. [Photo/Baotou Daily]

Baotou in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region is going increasingly green with its parcel deliveries, according to local officials.

They said the Baotou has streamlined its management of parcel packaging and the level of environmentally friendly packaging currently used has increased to 75.4 percent from 46.4 percent in 2019 -- as part of the city’s efforts being made to become a zero-waste city.

Among the innovations is so-called "slimming tape" – which are tapes with reduced width and the use of them has reached 94.73 percent.

Meanwhile, the usage rate of recyclable transfer bags has reached 55.82 percent, and all 243 postal express business outlets in the city have been equipped with express packaging waste recycling equipment.

In addition to green express deliveries, Baotou has also accelerated its current construction of 110 green shopping malls, green supermarkets and green restaurants throughout the city.

To date, 10 green catering companies have been established and 14 green shopping malls and 15 green supermarkets have been completed.