Zero-waste activists fight overconsumption in China

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  • Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020

Carrie Yu and Joe Harvey, founders of zero-waste shop The Bulk House, posing with jars containing all of their personal waste collected over three months at their home in Beijing. - AFP

BEIJING (AFP): Parcels piled high at sorting centres and drivers speeding down bike lanes to deliver takeout lunches are ubiquitous sights in urban China, where e-commerce and delivery apps have taken over everyday life.

But the growing embrace of consumerism is generating mountains of waste: The nation will produce as much as 500 million tonnes of waste annually by 2030, the World Bank warns, up from just 30 million in 1980.

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