The true cost of e-commerce in Asia

by Zafirah Mohamed Zein

E-commerce is thriving in Asia, as the pandemic has kept people at home and motivated them to shop online. As digital consumption soars, who pays the price of its convenience?

Online shopping an indispensable part of daily life
A viral catalyst for global e-commerce 
Who has benefitted from the e-commerce boom?
The invisible hands behind Asia's e-commerce success
E-commerce is greener and more efficient... if one ignores the cost of convenience

Source: DHL Carbon Calculator

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Zafirah Mohamed Zein / Writer

Zafirah Zein is a writer on the environment and human rights beat. An old soul with restless feet, she is constantly dreaming of time traveling in history or her next adventure out of the city.

Data visualisation / Bianchi Dy
Design / Amanda Teo
Illustration / Griselda Gabriele
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