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On Singles' Day, green groups warn of China's surge in packaging waste

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Accumulated waste from China's e-commerce and express delivery sectors stands to more than quadruple by 2025 unless action is taken to rein it in, green groups said on Monday, as an online shopping spree known as Singles' Day broke new sales records.
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Alibaba Singles' Day sales hit $23 billion in first nine hours

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Inc on Monday said sales for its annual Singles' Day shopping blitz hit 158.31 billion yuan in its first nine hours, up 25% from 126.72 billion yuan at the same point last year.
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Alibaba Singles' Day sales hit $12 billion in first hour

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Inc said on Monday that sales for its annual Singles' Day shopping blitz hit 84 billion yuan within the first hour, up 22% from last year's early haul of 69 billion yuan.
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Trade War With China Looms Over U.S. Snack Sales On Alibaba ‘Double 11' Online Shopping Day

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Alibaba, the parent company of online retailers including Taobao and Tmall, made record sales of $30.8 billion within 24 hours on Singles Day in 2018, and is expected to do even better this year.
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Alibaba says Singles' Day sales hit $13 billion in first hour

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Inc said on Monday that sales for its annual Singles' Day shopping blitz hit 91.2 billion yuan within the first hour, up 32% from last year's early haul of 69 billion yuan.
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