Taiwan’s garbage disposal system gets praise from foreign media

Because of the unique system, Taiwan’s recycling rate stands at an impressive 55 percent

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/03/22
By: Wendy Lee , Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s musical garbage trucks have been featured in a video

ATTN Facebook page.

clip lately, which praises the island’s effective waste disposal system.

The clip, produced by ATTN, a California-based issue-driven media company, shows how a mundane and ordinary task of taking out the trash is being done in Taiwan.

The footage started out by showing Taiwan’s music garbage trucks, like ice cream vans, “blasts music by Beethoven and other classical composers, alerting residents it’s time to take out the trash.”

Taiwan also implements what is commonly known as the “trash doesn’t touch the ground” system, which requires citizens to deliver the trash directly to the trucks so the trash never touches the ground.    [FULL  STORY]

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