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Cover Story Advertorial JinHui ZhaoLong is promoting biodegradable green packages in China As people’s consumption habits change, the popularity of online shopping is increasing rapidly, especially in China, with its population of 1.3 billion. This is directly promoting the explosive growth of China’s Express Industry. According to the “Report on the Current Situation and Trend of Green Packages in China’s Express Industry” released by the China Post Bureau in 2016, in 2015, courier waybills were issued for a total of about 20.7 billion pieces, 3.1 billion woven bags, 8.268 billion plastic bags, 3.105 billion envelopes and 9.922 billion packing boxes. The total length of the packing tape used was around 425 laps around the earth’s equator. In 2016, the total courier volume exceeded 30 billion pieces in China, which was a 53 % increase in comparison with the previous year. Currently, China ranks first in the world. The courier business volume is expected to reach 70 billion pieces in 2020. While these huge numbers may serve to arouse amazement, at the same time, the disadvantages caused by this rapid development in the express industry have started to appear. The plastic courier package pollution can’t be ignored. More than 50 % of the express industry uses traditional plastic courier bags, which produces millions of tons of plastic waste per year. These bags are mainly produced from chemical materials and recycled plastics. After a single usage, these plastic courier bags are thrown away with all the other household garbage. They cannot be reprocessed or degraded, and can only be put in landfills or burned, leaving us with a large amount of plasticizer, flame retardant, some poisonous and harmful substances which endanger our health and environment. The Chinese government and many socially responsible enterprises are also aware of the seriousness of the problem. “The Proposal of the Central Committee of Communist Party on the Formulation of the 13th Five-year Plan for National Economic and Social Development” took GREEN as one of the five major directions for development in the 13 th Five-year Plan and even over a longer period. Green has become the most important direction of transformation in China’s express industry. Since 2017, the regulations for the express industry have been included in the ”The State Council Legislative Work Plan in 2017”. “The Development of the Postal Industry’s 13 th Five-year Plan” was printed and distributed by the Chinese Post Bureau in conjunction with the National Development & Reform Commission and Ministry of Transport. It clearly stated that pollution caused by courier package waste needed to be dealt with, and put forward the goals of using green package and building green post. Green courier and Green Package have become key words today. In June 2016, the CAINIAO Network, the logistics company launched by China’s largest e-commerce business platform, Alibaba, and comprising 32 global courier companies announced Green Plan and promised to replace 50 % of the packaging, filling materials with 100 % biodegradable materials by 2020. As a leading biodegradable plastic producer in China, JinHui ZhaoLong, with its annual 20,000 tonnes biodegradable polymer (PBAT) capacity, continues to enhance quality of its own brands Ecoworld ® and Ecowill ® . JinHui ZhaoLong is committed to being a provider of China’s green package solution. The company’s 100% biodegradable plastic courier bags were successfully launched with Alibaba in December 2016. JinHui will continue to promote the use of 100 % biodegradable green courier package in China’s express industry and to fight against plastic pollution. Biodegradable courier bags developed by JinHui ZhaoLong are made from its Ecowill-0823 compounds, which are fully biodegradable and without toxins and smell, and are safe for humans. The bags comply with China’s express package standards, regarding aspects such as toughness index, weighing index, waterproof index and other parameters, which are equivalent to traditional plastic package. This biodegradable green package biodegrades wholly into CO 2 , and H 2 O after usage, and it can create organic fertilizers under composting conditions. At present, biodegradable courier packages developed by JinHui ZhaoLong are widely used by Taobao, Tmall, which operates under Alibaba in China and have drawn high praise from consumers. JinHui ZhaoLong has become an important Green Package strategic partner of Alibaba’s CAINIAO Network. At the same time, JinHui ZhaoLong actively participates in the revision and formulation of the China Express Industry standards and promotes applications of green packaging in broader areas. In addition, JinHui ZhaoLong is committed to continued innovation in the field of biodegradable materials and their use. The company has successfully developed 30 % biobased biodegradable polymer, and is developing new application fields for thermoplastic elastomers and biodegradable fibers etc. “We believe that under the concern of Chinese government and the unremitting efforts of enterprises like JinHui ZhaoLong, the development process on China’s green express and green package will grow faster in future,” says Janice Li, CEO of JinHui ZhaoLong. “We will have a cleaner and healthier environment.” 9 / E06 Janice Lee, CEO, JinHui ZhaoLong 10 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/17] Vol. 12

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