Under the friendly joke of “what kind of garbage are you?”, garbage sorting has become a “new trend” for entrepreneurs, opening up a hidden market of 100 billion yuan.
More than 1,000 enterprises related to garbage classification were registered in 2019, according to data from the tianyan survey.On July 1 alone, six companies registered.Last week, 53 more companies were registered.
“Since the implementation of garbage classification in Shanghai, relevant keywords, search volume and transaction volume have all increased to varying degrees on e-commerce platforms such as taobao, jingdong and pinduoduo,” cao lei, director of esa-e-commerce research center, told science and technology daily. “the industrial ‘new blue ocean’ has taken the lead in the ‘surrounding area’.”
While the sales of garbage cans on various e-commerce platforms have doubled and the business of second-hand idle goods trading on e-commerce platforms has increased, business opportunities for some “emerging businesses” that seem to have little technological content but actually solve consumers’ minor troubles have surged.Among them, the service has become so popular that many express delivery companies, second-hand e-commerce companies and delivery platforms have tried to launch the new service.WeChat search “garbage classification” keywords, garbage classification about the small procedures have soared to more than 100, alipay platform garbage classification small procedures, the cumulative number of new users has exceeded one million.
“It seems so simple, but many people are surprised to find that they can’t distinguish the types of garbage,” cao lei said.Entrepreneurs get a good entry point for traffic and get a head start on further business development.”
When “trash” becomes the new track for entrepreneurship, some of the long-standing inherent problems will be further addressed.
Food industry is the front end of the garbage classification, cooperatives – net e-commerce research center special researcher, special researcher at the Chinese academy of logistics XieXiaoWen said that the strict implementation of garbage classification, will reduce the take-out industry pollution impact on the social environment, the previous scattered the huge amount of food and beverage white trash, is expected to mass, intensive processing, food residue and leftover soup garbage pollution will be under control.
Many consumers know that a large number of takeaway food boxes, packaging bags and tableware in household garbage are non-degradable plastic products, but they may not know that if takeaway food boxes are treated together with residual food, the degradation time of food that can be decomposed quickly in the soil will be extended several times.This is also the reason why garbage classification requires the disposal of food boxes and leftovers.
Dong yizhi, a lawyer with Beijing yida (Shanghai) law firm and a special researcher of ecosa-e-commerce research center, said that the garbage problem, safety and health risks caused by takeaway meal boxes have always existed, but the attention is not enough, and the whole industry has no relatively uniform standards on takeaway meal boxes and tableware.In order to truly solve the problem from the perspective of environmental protection and energy regeneration, all departments need to coordinate and work together on the details.