Taipei to ban charcoal at restaurants

High-polluting vehicles will also be banned from passing through tourist attractions, including National Palace Museum

Taipei Times
Date: 2017/03/06
By: Sophia Yang,Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Charcoal grilling is lots of fun, with the hot crackling coals usually warming diners up, but very soon this year, charcoal is going to be banned at restaurants in Taipei City to reduce the carbon footprint in light of the city government’s ambitious green house gas emission reduction plan.

Violators will be subject to fines between NT$30,000 and NT$100,000 (US$ 962-US$3,207) under the of Taipei City Sustainable Development Autonomous Ordinance, which is slated to be reviewed in Taipei City Council in early April. According to the new law, the city government will ban charcoal as a fuel for restaurants. Food service operators serving ginger duck hotpot, brick oven pizza and charcoal-grilled barbecue located in Taipei’s residential areas are expected to be most affected.   [FULL  STORY]

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