PLASTIC WASTE:Typhoon Chan-Hom has deposited trash along beaches and environmentalists have urged the public to reconsider their plastic use
Date: Jul 14, 2015
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
Environmental group the Penghu Ocean Citizen Alliance yesterday raised awareness of large amounts of garbage washed ashore by Typhoon Chan-Hom and urged the public to avoid using plastic products and not disposing of trash on beaches.
Alliance director Weng Chen-sheng (翁珍聖) said that, after the typhoon, he found a variety of garbage along the shore of Siyu Island (西嶼) — the second-largest island of Penghu County — including fishing equipment, plastic utensils, bottles, diapers, cosmetics containers and toys.
“The majority of the garbage that washed ashore during the typhoon is plastic,” he said. [FULL STORY]