By: Central News Agency
Taipei, April 22, Braving damp and cold weather conditions, people in cities and
counties around Taiwan held clean-up activities on Earth Day on Saturday.
In Taipei, 1,000 people helped clean up a stretch of seven kilometers along the Keelung River, collecting 207.3 kilograms of waste.
About 33.4 kilograms, or 16 percent, of the waste was recyclable, including 9.8 kilograms of PET bottles.
In Hsinchu, 2,000 people from the city government, businesses and civic groups took part in a beach clean-up activity, and they collected 3,500 kilograms of waste and 1,000 kilograms of recyclable materials. [FULL STORY]