By: Chen Cheng-wei and Brook Hsiao
Taipei, April 15 (CNA) Taipei has begun working with four major supermarkets and retailers in the city this year to promote dual-use eco-friendly bags that it hopes will help reduce waste, the city government said Friday.
The city said it is cooperating with PXMart, Carrefour Taiwan, RT-Mart and A.mart to distribute the 14-liter eco-friendly bags that can be used as both shopping bags and garbage bags.
Taipei is expecting the supermarkets and big-box retailers, which come in direct contact with consumers, to be on the front line of promoting the environmentally friendly policy, the city said.
(Courtesy of of the Taipei City Department of Environmental Protection; click to see an enlarged version.)
Supermarket PXMart said it has encouraged consumers to prepare their own bags when shopping at its stores, but it has also picked up 100,000 two-way bags from the city government this year to make them available for consumers to meet their temporary needs. [FULL STORY]