Taiwan retailers not doing well on reducing plastic use: Greenpeace

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/10/22
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) The nine major retailers in Taiwan are not performing satisfactorily in terms of eliminating plastic packaging, according to a report released Tuesday by the non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace.

Taiwan retailers — from hypermarkets to convenience stores — are carrying out sporadic programs to reduce plastic packaging but do not have any sustainable plans in that regard, said Chang Kai-ting (張凱婷) of Greenpeace, whose work is focused on plastic reduction.

"None of the retailers have a comprehensive or systematic plan for cutting the use of plastic packaging," Chang said.

It would be best if companies drew up a schedule for phasing out plastic packaging and implemented some systematic plans accordingly, she said.    [FULL  STORY]

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