The EPA urged the public to start changing their habit of depositing used toilet paper in trash cans at home.
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) announced at a press
conference Tuesday that the policy of flushing used toilet paper will soon take effect, with accompanying measures to be enforced in June.
The EPA urged the public to start changing their habit of depositing used toilet paper in trash cans at home. The EPA said it had sent official documents regarding the enforcement of the new policy to government agencies across the country to ask for their cooperation.
During a hearing at the Legislature’s Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee at the end of last year, EPA head Lee Ying-yuan (李應元) said that his agency will come up with a campaign to encourage the flushing of toilet paper in three months. His remarks have since garnered much support from the public.