Chances are good that Yunlin will soon be free of its steaming heap of garbage

The China Post  
July 13, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The end is in sight for Yunlin’s garbage mountain and a new day is

Image: 謝淑亞

dawning for Taiwan’s waste disposal techniques, according to the Environmental Protection Administration.

Lee Ying-yuan (李應元), head of the environmental authority, said Wednesday that Yunlin’s garbage problem was “more or less solved.”

Garbage has built up to the height of a four-story building in the Yunlin County capital Douliu, which has no working incinerators.

Yunlin relies on its neighbors to process its waste and, in return, stores a ratio of the ash that results from burning waste. When Douliu announced that it had no more space for ash, the reciprocal arrangement was broken off.    [FULL  STORY]

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