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]