Greenpeace Taiwan urges unpackaged shopping

Focus Taiwan International
Date: 10/13/2020
By: Flor Wang and Chang Hsiung-fung

Greenpeace Taiwan project manager Suzanne Lo. CNA photo Oct. 13, 2020

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) Greenpeace Taiwan on Tuesday reiterated its call for shopping for goods without non-recyclable packaging as its annual report shows that nine major retailers and convenience store chains have still failed to provide such items for their customers.

Green Taiwan announced the results of its 2020 report at a news conference in which it said that RT-Mart, Costco, FamilyMart, PX Mart, Simple Mart, Carrefour, 7-Eleven, Wellcome and a-mart all failed in the assessment in terms of plastic reduction, cutback actions, innovative initiatives and information transparency.

Based on a score of 100 for full compliance, PX Mart topped the list with a score of 28.6, followed by FamilyMart in second place, while Wellcome ranked bottom with 9.2, behind Simple Mart and RT-Mart.

Compared with 2019, Costco and Wellcome are the only two to have gained lower rankings despite their slightly higher scores, Greenpeace Taiwan said.    [FULL  STORY]

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