To date, two million people have sold recyclable material through its platform. Ele. me, Alibaba’s food delivery arm, added trash pickup to its list of valet services its fleets offer on top of “apologize to the girlfriend” and dog walking.
For instance, China’s biggest internet companies responded with new search features that help people identify what wastes are “wet” (compostable), “dry”, “toxic”, or “recyclable”.
Alibaba’s answer to Alexa Tmall Genie can already answer (in Chinese) the question “what kind of trash is a wet wipe? ” and more.
Alipay, Alibaba’s electronics payment affiliate, claims its garbage sorting mini app added one million users under just three days.
Workers at a waste management station in Shanghai scan codes on trash bags to check their source.