By: Huang Li-yun and Elaine Hou
Taipei, May 15 (CNA) The Taipei City government has issued a directive requiring all tea beverage shops in the city to stop using polystyrene cups beginning in June to reduce waste and protect the environment.
The city’s 2,882 tea shops will be subject to the new regulation, which will be enforced starting on June 1, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection said in a statement on Friday.
The only tea shop chain in Taipei still using polystyrene cups, Chingshin Cold Drink Station, has been asked to abide by the new regulation, the department said.
The agency will conduct inspections of all tea shops under the city’s jurisdiction to ensure that the policy is effectively implemented, it said. [FULL STORY]