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Environment and circular economy transition in China

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he global supply ofgoods has changed drastically over the last 50 years. The number of different products on the market is increasing and individual itemsare being produced on an ever-increasing scale. Concurrently, innovation in packaging technology has openedupnew distribution channels. Thesehave reducedfood wasteandallowedgoods to be stored for extended periodsandbetransported over long distances. Due to packaging,goods and valuable resources are protected while keeping costs under control. However, pollution caused by packaging disposed of incorrectly is an increasingly seriousproblem, and onethat needs to be addressed urgently by designing products that are easier to recycle,and investingin collection and recycling systems