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Thursday, 9 November 2017

GreenPeace: China's "Singles Day" clothing sales produced 258,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2016 - Greenpeace

China's "Singles Day" clothing sales produced 258,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2016 - Greenpeace
Beijing, 8 November 2017 - Apparel sales from China's 2016 "Singles Day" internet shopping bonanza produced 258,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions -- equivalent to the CO2 absorbed by 2.58 million trees, new research from Greenpeace East Asia shows. [1] "Singles Day is a catastrophe for the environment. Not only does it create huge amounts of waste, but the CO2 emissions from manufacturing, packaging and shipping are enormous. One-click, disposable fashion is not a sustainable model for the future of retail," said Greenpeace East Asia toxics campaigner Nie Li. Carbon emissions from online shopping are higher than from brick-and-mortar retail. [2] Greenpeace found that delivery of 2016 Singles Day...
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