By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–Taiwan’s environmental protection authorities on Sunday called for the public to
adopt beaches in Taiwan instead of launching hit-and-miss beach cleanup activities now and then, aiming to more effectively prevent beach trash from being washed into the ocean.
Environmental protection group Greenpeace arranged a vertical dance performance in front of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Sunday to mimic swimming marine life and human beings, urging the public to reduce use of plastics and to control the pollution from the beginning.
EPA official Huang Wei-ming said that county and city environmental protection departments in Taiwan always called for the public to participate in one-time beach cleanup events in the past, whereas now the EPA is planning measures to replace occasional cleanup activities with adoption of beaches. It’s hoped that all the beaches in Taiwan, which total about 1,000 kilometers in length, will be adopted by businesses, religious groups, school classes or even groups of friends. [FULL STORY]