MOEA to step up industrial waste recycling work

Focus Taiwan
Date: 06/28/2020
By: Ku Chuan and Evelyn Kao

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Taipei, June 28 (CNA) The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is looking to devise a recycling program that will focus on recycling industrial waste from three companies that produce a majority of non recycled industrial waste in Taiwan, a government agency said Sunday.

At the suggestion of Minister Without Portfolio Chang Ching-sen (張景森), the MOEA's Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) said it has been instructed to draft a program by the end of the year to recycle industrial waste, such as gypsum from Formosa Plastics Group, slag from China Steel Corp. and paper from Chung Hwa Pulp Corp.

The waste products can be recycled and used to create by- products but are categorized as waste due to laws and regulations in Taiwan, according to the bureau.

Specialists employed on the program will study relevant laws and regulations and come up with a standard operational procedure to pave the way for more in-depth research starting next year, as they seek to develop solutions to the problem.    [FULL  STORY]

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