CHINA WATCH It’s Mid-Autumn day, a Chinese traditional festival that celebrates the harvest and family gathering.
And it is our Chinese tradition to eat moon cakes, but the over-packaging of the moon cakes seems to bring a lot of waste. After Mid-Autumn Day, people throw away tons of moon cake boxes.
Over-packaging moon cakes has raised controversy this year. A Chinese article on the Xinmin Newspaper calls for simpler or even no packaging.
Greenbang once received a box of moon cakes with four layers of packaging – a paper box outside, then a metal box, then silk, then plastic, and finally the moon cake appeared.
It looks like most of the money spent on moon cakes is for packaging.