The China Post
July 13, 2017
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The end is in sight for Yunlin’s garbage mountain and a new day is
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]